Woman wanted for Felony Child Abuse charges in Tennessee arrested in Huntsville

Rainey Nicole Upton (Image: Madison County Jail)

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An employee at the Madison County Jail confirms they have a woman in custody who is wanted in Lincoln County, Tennessee on Felony Child Abuse charges. Huntsville Police arrested Rainey Nicole Upton on unrelated charges, but she’s also being held for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday night, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page that they were looking for Upton after being told of a video that showed a babysitter possibly abusing a child under the age of 2.

Investigators say the abuse was captured by the mother of the child on a nanny cam and she turned over the video to law enforcement.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said in the post investigators believed Upton could be in Alabama, possibly in the Huntsville area.

Wednesday morning, we discovered that a Rainey Nicole Upton in the Madison County Jail. She was booked late last night, and is being held without bond. We spoke with someone at the Madison County Jail this morning. They said they do have a hold on Upton for Lincoln County.