BEDFORD – On July 18, 2021 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a possible child abuse incident located in the County near Bedford.
Deputies immediately responded to investigate the incident to find that the 4-year-old victim had severe bruising and a burn to the body.
Through the investigation it was learned that the child was in the care of Derius Andre Moore, 21 of Bedford. Moore has been arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse and Neglect Causing Serious Injury.
Moore is currently being held at the Bedford Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.
The nvestigation is still ongoing and additional charges are pending.