Two facing child neglect charge in Fayette County
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
Two people are facing a child neglect charge after Fayette County deputies said a 2 year old was found to have possibly been severely abused.
Miranda Lilly, 34, of Ansted and Jesse Springstead, 35, of Lookout were arrested about noon Monday and now each face a child neglect creating risk of serious injury charge, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. More charges could be added.
Deputies were called to the Hillcrest Motel in Lookout on a health and welfare check for the 2 year old. They found the toddler with a serious head injury and other signs of possible abuse and neglect, the release said.
Lilly and Springstead are accused of using methamphetamine while the child was in the room.
The 2 year old was transferred to a Charleston hospital due to the severity of the child's condition, the release said.
Lilly and Springstead are being held in the Southern Regional Jail on $40,000 bond.