SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's office, Shane Samuels and Jennifer Feddema have been arrested on Tuesday morning for neglecting a 4-year-old boy.
Deputies say the 4-year-old had a red, swollen area on the right side of his face.
The investigation began after deputies responded to the home last month to assist investigators while they performed a welfare check on the child staying with Feddema and Samuels.
The couple says the child suffered an injury to their face after falling in the backyard, but deputies believe it was the result of a punishment from the parents.
The child is now in protective custody.