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Couple wanted for child abuse in Washington arrested in Myrtle Beach motel room

Shaun and Mary Foxworth (J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

A husband and wife who had pleaded guilty to mistreating their 16-year-old son in Washington have been arrested in South Carolina.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that police arrested 45-year-old Anthony Shaun Foxworth and 43-year-old Mary Gloria Foxworth at a motel last weekend.

Police say the couple had pleaded guilty last month to mistreating their son and were scheduled to be sentenced in a Lewis County, Washington, courtroom Wednesday.

The Foxworths were found in a Myrtle Beach motel room Saturday. They are awaiting extradition to Washington.

Police in Centralia, Washington, said the couple was arrested after their 16-year-old son was found, weighing only 54 pounds and unable to stand or open his mouth. Police in Washington say the boy is recovering.

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Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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