Two facing child neglect charge in Fayette County

Fayette County deputies say 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. More charges could be added. (Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

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.

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