Two Arrested on Alleged Child Abuse Charges

June 5, 2017 - The Somervell County Sheriff’s Department executed two felony warrants on behalf of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Friday, June 2, 2017 for Matthew McMahon, 29, of Shelbyville and Randa Askew Faust McMahon, 36, of Shelbyville, for Injury to a Child (F-1). The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office sought the warrants after investigating allegations of child abuse against a 4 year-old child.

During the investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office found reason to believe that the defendants were locking the child in a large dog kennel and a closet for extensive periods of time.

Matthew McMahon and Randa McMahon are currently being held at the Somervell County Sheriff’s Department pending extradition by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

This case in still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Leah Chase- Shelby County Sheriff's Office Media Relations