WILLIAMSON – A Williamson woman faces felony child neglect charges after law enforcement officers were dispatched to a party attended by the woman and her infant child.
Savanna Evans, 26 from Williamson, was arrested by Lt. G.P. Dotson of the Williamson Police Department on felony charges related to child neglect creating risk of injury after a warrant was executed for her arrest.
The incident for which Evans was arrested is said to have occurred Saturday, October 1.
According to a criminal complaint, Evans took her 11 month old infant child to a party. The complaint continues stating that while at the party, Evans began drinking and became so intoxicated that she could not even speak and kept passing out.
Evans also allegedly had sexual relations with one of the males at the party, leaving the child unattended. The complaint states that Evans’ boyfriend came to the party and caught her in the act of having sexual relations with another male.
As a result, a fight allegedly broke out at the party and police were dispatched because several males were fighting and glass was breaking as the infant continued to scream and cry.
The complaint states that the arrest was made based upon witness statements as well as officers observing Evans condition when they arrived at the residence.
Evans was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Brock Mounts. If convicted, Evans faces one to three years in jail and/or could be fined up to $1,000.
Information in this article was obtained by use of a criminal complaint which is public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent until and if proven guilty.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)