Mother stabs 1-year-old daughter in front of police officer

A young mother is in jail after police say she stabbed her one-year-old daughter in front of an officer.
Posted at 11:40 AM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 15:03:30-04

A toddler is recovering after police say she was stabbed by her mother Monday afternoon.

Police in Greenville, North Carolina say the mother, 21-year-old Cierra Dyer, was arguing with a family member over the child's custody.

Police arrived on scene and say an officer saw the mother stab the one-year-old in the back.

Dyer was immediately taken into custody.

She is charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse.

The toddler is expected to make a full recovery.

Dyer is in the Pitt County Jail on a $1.5 million bond.