Deputies: Woman locked juvenile in closet after teen visits mother

Sherry Ann Armstrong, 51 of Mossy is charged with child abuse resulting in injury, unlawful restraint and domestic battery. (Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

A woman is facing charges after deputies said she attacked a juvenile and locked her inside her home after the teen visited her mother.

Sherry Ann Armstrong, 51, of Mossy is charged with child abuse resulting in injury, unlawful restraint and domestic battery, according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Fayette County deputies responded to a battery complaint Thursday in the Mossy area.

Deputies said the victim was a 16-year-old female who deputies say was battered by Armstrong. Deputies said the teenage girl had been living with Armstrong for a few months.

Deputies said Armstrong was angry with the teen after the girl had visited with her mother. Armstrong attacked the teen and locked her in the home to prevent her from leaving, the news release said. Deputies said Armstrong tried to shove the victim in a closet at one point. The teen escaped the home and ran for help.

Deputies notified Child Protective Services after checking the welfare of the juvenile. The 16-year-old was placed in the custody of a family member.

Armstrong is currently being held in the Southern Regional Jail. No bond has been set.

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