A child abuse report was filed on Saturday, May 21, 2022 with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. A family member reported an assault on an eleven-year-old special needs child. The family member reported that the child had visible injuries and believed that the child was possibly being assaulted by the child’s mother and mother’s boyfriend.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the child was neglected, malnourished, and sustained injuries due to the poor living conditions inside of the home.
As a result of this investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, two individuls were arrested and charged.
Amber Lynn Baker, 32, of 215 Nancy Drive in Goldsboro was charged with 3 counts of Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury, 1 count of Misdemeanor Child Abuse and 1 count of Resist, Delay and Obstruct. Baker left the residence before the arrival of law enforcement in reference to this investigation. She was finally located on May 24, 2022 and arrested without incident. Bond was set at $475,500 secured.
Rodney Langley, 48, was arrested on May 21, 2022 at 215 Nancy Drive for outstanding orders for arrest. He was placed in the Detention Center on those charges. Upon the completion of the investigation into this incident, he was served with a Misdemeanor Child Abuse charge while he was still in the Detention Center. His arrest for the child abuse charge occurred on May 21, 2022. Bond was set at $5,000 secured.