LITTLE VALLEY – A 28-year-old Town of Machias woman remains in custody at the Cattaraugus County Jail after being arrested by State Police for allegedly beating and choking her young child Wednesday.

Patricia L. McConnell is being held on assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers from the Machias barracks reported the injured child had to be treated for what they would only describe as visible facial and back injuries.

Case workers from the Cattaraugus County Child Protective Services were notified.

McConnell is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending further proceedings in Ashford Town Court.