2 West Virginia women charged with keeping used needles and bloody knife near children – FOX13 News Memphis
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va — Two West Virginia women are charged with keeping used needles and a bloody knife within reach of their six children, authorities said.
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Kacie Ranae Lauderdale, 36, of Lost Creek, and Autom Brook Wilson, 29, of Orlando, West Virginia, have each been charged with child neglect, according to Lewis County online booking records.
According to court documents, Lewis County Sheriff’s Department deputies attended a home on April 21, WBOY-TV reported. Deputies said they discovered dishes covered in spoiled food and mold, as well as a table broken into several pieces, according to the television station.
In the bathroom, deputies found a knife covered in blood on the sink, smeared blood on the counter and open trash bags with trash spilling on the floor, WDTV reported.
Officers also found a purse containing used needles next to a bedroom door, according to the TV station. Lauderdale was found in the bedroom with a 4-year-old child, WBOY reported.
Lauderdale told deputies she lived in the house for about three months and admitted to using methamphetamine while the child was in the house, according to court documents.
Later that day, Wilson arrived and told deputies she was living there with Lauderdale and the six children, WDTV reported. In addition to the 4-year-old, there was a 5-year-old, two 6-year-olds, a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old, according to the television station.
All six children were taken into emergency custody by child protective services, WDTV reported.
Lauderdale and Wilson were arrested and charged with child neglect; Lauderdale remains in custody at the Central Regional Jail and Sutton Correctional Facility, while Wilson posted bond on April 26, according to online booking records.
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