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Woman accused of slapping baby in police custody on unrelated charge
BEAUMONT-BY: Leslie Rangel
Beaumont detectives found 27-year-old Tieralyn Angelle at a home in Port Arthur.
Her 8-month-old daughter, Zoe was with her and appeared to have no injuries.
Beaumont police and child protective services say her child faced dangerous living conditions.
CPS says they received a few tips that led them to addresses in Port Arthur that's where she was found.
Earlier today with spoke with a nearby neighbor who says there's no excuse for spanking a baby like that.
These are chilling sounds a neighbor captured on cell phone and posted on Facebook Tuesday at this home in the 1300 block of Liberty in Beaumont.
The woman was identified as 27-year-old Tieralyn Angelle.
She was at a home Port Arthur with her 8-month old daughter, Zoe.
"I don't see what possible human excuse you could give for that, what can you possible gain from beating a child that loud," Paul a neighbor who didn't want to go on camera said.
He says there's no excuse for a spanking like that.
"That's pretty loud, loud video to be this far away from the house and hear that," Paul said.
CPS spokeswoman Shari Pulliam says investigators spoke with the man who lives in the home.
He told them Angelle was an acquaintance.
CPS says the homeowner will not face any consequences, but Angelle is a different story.
"This video was taken from a good distance away form across the street, so if I could hear the force of the slaps that were being put on this baby and the words that she was saying to this child you can imagine if you were that baby and you were the recipient of these slaps, how dangerous that could be," Pulliam said.
A tiny life in danger.
"What this guy did, I can't thank him enough. If somebody sees a child being abused or neglected and they have an opportunity with their cellphone to take a video, please do, that can only help our case and maybe save a child's life," Pulliam says.
Baby Zoe saved with the help of social media.
Angelle was arrested for a probation revocation warrant for a prior unrelated burglary of a habitation charge.
The baby is in CPS custody.
A 27-year-old woman who was recorded by cell phone video that CPS says may show her slapping an infant was taken into custody by the Beaumont Police Department, Sgt. Rob Flores said.
Detectives identified and located Tieralyn Angelle at a residence in Port Arthur, interviewed her about the incident, and then booked her into the Jefferson County Jail, Flores said.
She was booked on a probation revocation warrant for a prior unrelated burglary of a habitation charge.
Detectives also located 8-month-old girl.
The child was with Angelle, who is her biological mother, and the infant did not appear to be injured, Flores said.
The infant will remain in the custody of Child Protective Services. CPS will have the infant examined at a local hospital to insure that she was not injured during the incident.