Florida couple arrested for ‘malicious’ punishment of child

PARKER, Fla. (AP) – Florida police arrested a couple for allegedly using “malicious” methods to punish children.

According to Parker police reports, 33-year-old Dannie Lee Bullock and 31-year-old Amber Nicole Waldrop had been investigated for allegedly using a stun gun to shock one child and forcing the child to eat dog feces.

Officers wrote in arrest reports that three other children in the Florida Panhandle home witnessed the “malicious punishment.”

The children’s ages weren’t released. Police said Bullock and Waldrop lived with the four children, but the reports didn’t say how the children were related.

News sources reports the couple appeared in Bay County court Thursday on charges of aggravated child abuse, child neglect and drug possession.

Bullock and Waldrop each were held on $47,500 bail. Jail records didn’t show whether they had attorneys.

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