Mother Accused of Using Extension Cord in Beating

A Tyler mother was arrested over the weekend for allegedly beating her child with an extension cord.

The woman is charged with injury to a child. Tyler Police say they found obvious injuries on the 12 year-old girl, including injuries to her head.

Police were alerted by a third party that she was allegedly using an extension cord to hit her. The woman who we're not naming to protect the identity of the child is now in the Smith County jail on $6,500 dollars bond.

Dana Dixon Reporting