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2 indicted in Rowan County child abuse case

A Rowan County grand jury has indicted two people in the alleged abuse of a child that went on for several years.

James Holbrook, 38, and Lashonda Parson, 41, are charged with first-degree criminal abuse.

Parson and Holbrook are accused of hitting a boy with various objects during repeated incidents; one of the defendants sometimes would hold the child while the other was striking him, according to the indictment.

Authorities allege that repeated incidents of abuse occurred from 2004 through 2009.