Moore County mom charged in son’s drowning reaches plea agreement
CARTHAGE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Moore County mom charged after her son drowned in a pond near her home in April 2016 has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Rylan OttSamantha Nacole Bryant, of Vass, was arrested after 23-month-old Rylan Ott was found floating in a small pond off Pond Branch Road, Moore County Sheriff’s officials said.
She was charged with child abuse and involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death.
Bryant, 30, had been accused of child abuse in the past; court documents show she was under supervision by the Department of Social Services and on probation when Ott disappeared.
She has a plea agreement with the Moore County District Attorney, but North Carolina law mandates Ott’s father be notified of the agreement. He is currently in Texas and doesn’t currently have the opportunity to give a victim impact statement in court.
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