Ariz. deputy says mom restrained son with tape

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Posted: Sep 12, 2011 3:31 PM
Ariz. deputy says mom restrained son with tape

An Arizona woman has been arrested after she allegedly taped shut her 7-year-old son's mouth and bound his wrists together.

The Yavapai County sheriff's office says a deputy saw 42-year-old Samantha Lyons, of Cornville, wrap clear packing tape around the boy's head and over his mouth last week. The child was crying in an SUV parked in front of a store in Cottonwood, Ariz.

Lyons was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on one count of suspicion of child abuse per domestic violence and one count of intentional child abuse. She has been released on bond.

A number listed for Samantha Lyons in Cornville has been disconnected. Deputies have notified Child Protective Services for a follow-up.