TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Trinity County constable arrested an Apple Springs couple on child-endangerment charges Tuesday in connection to allegations that their toddler tested positive for methamphetamine.
Trinity County Constable Reggie Olive said Joshua Aycock and Calsi Aycock, both 28, were arrested and charged with state-jail felony endangering a child.
Child Protective Services had the couple's young child tested, and they tested positive for the presence of meth, Olive said.
Olive said the child endangerment investigation started after Joshua Aycock was arrested back in September for allegedly back-handing his child numerous times.
Olive said that his office and CPS investigators began to investigate after they received a tip about possible abuse. Olive said the joint investigation revealed that Joshua Michael Aycock back-handed his daughter in the chest and arm hard enough that it knocked her breath out and left a bruise on her arm.
After an arrest warrant was obtained, Aycock was arrested at his home on Willis Road. He was charged with third-degree felony injury to a child. Calsi Aycock, his wife, was also arrested for failure to report, which is a misdemeanor.
Joshua and Calsi Aycock were both arrested without incident and taken to the county jail.
As a result of the investigation CPS officials have removed all three of the couple's children, ages 9, 4, and 1, from the couple's hom