The owner of a child care center in Greenville and her daughter are scheduled to return to court on Monday.
Stephany and LaShada Ward both face charges stemming from an incident this past fall where a 4-year-old girl was allegedly hit in the face while at the Kidz Place day care on Memorial Drive. The Pitt County Department of Social Services says evidence shows a child was abused at a Greenville daycare facility.
Greenville Police said they had enough evidence to charge LaShada Ward with assault on a child under the age of twelve. Her mother and owner of Kidz Place, Stephany Ward, faces obstruction of justice charges.
Shavonda Pugh, the mother of the 4-year-old tells us the trial is set to begin Monday morning.
One of Kidz Place’s buildings is now closed.
DHHS says that was done voluntarily, but they are still investigating.