Mother, boyfriend charged with Child Abuse
of twin infants
LINCOLNTON, NC – A Lincoln County woman and her boyfriend have been charged after investigators say her twin infants were physically abused.
According to the Lincolnton Police Department, officials were contacted November 9 by the Lincoln County Department of Social Services concerning physical child abuse.
The reported victims were the 9 month old twin sons of Hayley Danielle Hoyle, who investigators say sustained serious physical injuries that required hospitalization.
Hoyle was charged with two misdemeanor counts of allowing child abuse resulting in physical injury. She was arrested on Friday and received a $30,000 secured bond. She later bonded out.
Hoyle’s boyfriend, Keith Lee Clontz, was charged with two felony counts of intentional child abuse resulting in physical injury.
He was also arrested Friday and is currently being held on a $150,000 secured bond.
Clontz has prior convictions for felony manufacturing marijuana with aggravating factors, assault on a female, larceny, trespassing, driving while impaired, and other traffic related offenses.
If anyone has any information about this case or any other case please call the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900 or call the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crimestoppers at (704) 736-8909.