On Saturday, January 22, the Salisbury Police Department was made aware that a nonresponsive child was brought to Novant Hospital by his adoptive father on January 21, 2022 around noon. The child showed possible signs of neglect and was transported to Presbyterian Hospital for further treatment. The Salisbury Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was notified and initiated an investigation. After reviewing the medical information and facts obtained during the investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for Reed Karriker (adoptive father 42 yrs old) and Georgianna Karriker (adoptive mother 42 yrs old), charging each with one count of Felony Child Abuse. Mr. and Mrs. Karriker were arrested on Thursday. January 27, and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center after each received a $40,000.00 bond.