Barefoot woman accused of walking with, hitting child on Angelina Co. highway

Rebecca Cottle (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Rebecca Cottle (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested a Broaddus woman who is accused of hitting a five-year-old child while walking with him on US 69 Sunday evening.

Rebecca Cottle, 30, is charged with third-degree injury to a child.

According to the sheriff's office report, deputies responded to the Huntington Police Department and spoke with a couple who said they had taken a barefoot woman and a five-year-old boy to the office. They said they had seen them walking in the highway outside of town and saw her striking the child with her fists.

When they arrived at the police department, they said Cottle got out of the vehicle and walked behind the building.

Deputies reported finding Cottle and said she appeared to be very intoxicated.

Deputies arrested her and released the child to the custody of a family member.

Cottle is being held in the Angelina County Jail on a collective $8,000 bond.

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