26-year-old Brittany Jean Blackwelder of Old Landfill Road in Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (September 12) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony child abuse-sexual act.
Following further investigation into a felony child abuse case that occurred in July at 1139 Olin Loop in Olin, an additional charge has been filed. Evidence was obtained that resulted in the new charge being filed against Brittany Jean Blackwelder, the mother of the seven-year-old victim.
Following Tuesday's arrest, Blackwelder was given a 100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for October 2.