A Boone County woman is facing a felony child abuse charge after allegedly biting one of her four young children.
Tabitha Lynn Harper, 28, of Bloomingrose was arrested Wednesday afternoon near her home after deputies found evidence she had harmed one of her children.
Boone Chief Deputy Chad Barker said deputies received a complaint from Child Protective Services regarding Harper and investigated.
The children's school notified Child Protective Services of their suspicions.
The children -- three girls and a boy, ranging in age from 9 to 3 -- lived in the Toney's Branch Road area apartment with their mother.
Lt. David Sutphin said the woman's 6-year-old daughter had a human bite mark on the back of her upper left arm. Sutphin said Harper bit the girl.
"In the photograph of the kid's arm, you can actually see the bite marks, and it appears to be a bite from a human adult," Sutphin said. "The kids are really afraid of her."