A Columbia woman was charged on Tuesday with two counts of felony child abuse involving her two children, ages 3 and 5.
Yolanda Gail Brewster, 24, of the 1200 block of Elleta Boulevard, was arrested Monday.
Her children had suffered three days of abuse with a phone and cable cord, said Columbia Police Sgt. Stephen Monticelli.
Columbia police responded to the 1200 block of Elleta Boulevard on Sunday on a report of possible child abuse. Officers were not able to locate the two children or Brewster. Officers found Brewster and her two children on Monday at a residence in the 4100 block of Lenoir Street when Boone County deputies responded to a disturbance call.
“Upon examination of the children, officers observed the injuries that were apparently caused by a severe beating to the children and they were immediately taken into protective custody,” Monticelli said in a news release.
Investigators said the children had deep bruises and cuts to the torso, legs, arms, neck and face.
Brewster is in the Boone County Jail. Bond is set at $20,000.