2 boys abused by family friend, official say


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A mother left her two sons with a family friend and came back to find them severely abused and injured, authorities said. 

The Montgomery County Sheriff's major crime unit was called to the Texas Children's hospital after a mother brought her two children in with serious injuries. 

Investigators said a 3-year-old boy and 2-month-old boy were brought into the hospital after their mother left them in the care of 33-year-old Jackie Brent Nance. 

Her mother left the boys in Nance's care and when she came back she noticed bruising.

The 2-month old had to be put in the pediatric intensive care unit for critical injuries, officials said.

The 3-year-old was discharged with less intensive injuries, according to authorities. 

Nance was arrested by the Montgomery County SWAT team and was taken to jail, where he has been charged with two counts of felony injury to a child, deputies said.