Charges dropped against Midland woman accused of injury to a child

UPDATE: NewsWest 9 has learned that the charges against Shanla Chestnut have been dropped. We're told the charges were dropped in June 2014.


MIDLAND - A Midland woman was arrested after a child claimed she beat him.

31-year-old Shanla Chestnut was arrested on Monday after school officials noticed bruises on the child's legs, arms and face.

According to the Midland Reporter Telegram, the child said Chestnut beat him with a wooden paddle, a fly swatter and would sit on his chest.

If convicted, chestnut faces up to 10 years behind bars.