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Two women accused in separate cases with child neglect

April 6, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

CHILD NEGLECT: A woman was arrested on charges of child neglect following a police investigation at a reported active domestic violence situation at 2:19 a.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of 12th Avenue in Huntington.

According to the criminal complaint, officers found the female suspect “in a state of excited delirium due to the methamphetamine she had admittedly taken.” Four children were awake and crying due to the suspect’s erratic behavior.

Officers observed one of the children beginning to vomit, and the suspect’s sister told police it was because the suspect squeezed the child too hard.

The suspect, Jessica Marie Ball, 27, was jailed at 5 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with child neglect resulting in injury. Bond was set at $60,000.

The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Wayne County Magistrate Court:

NARCOTICS, CHILD NEGLECT: A woman was arrested following an undercover drug operation conducted by police Wednesday in Kenova.

According to the criminal complaint, officers observed the suspect vehicle drive to the Hollywood Motel in Kenova, where a female got into the vehicle. The car then turned onto Polar Street, where police made contact and all occupants were removed from the vehicle and detained.

A 9-year-old female was located in the back seat of the vehicle. Officers allegedly observed a white powder suspected to be

heroin covering the back seat. A black lock box was also recovered from the vehicle containing baggies, digital scales and approximately 29 grams of suspected cutting agent for illegal drugs.

The suspect allegedly told police she had approximately 10 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin in a plastic bag inside her vagina. The defendant’s boyfriend allegedly told police the suspect also had a baggie of methamphetamine in her bra.

The complaint states the suspect voluntarily surrendered the drugs to police — the methamphetamine weighed approximately 2.5 grams and the heroin weighed approximately 12.4 grams.

Cayla Lacey Watts, 30, was jailed at 12:40 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Wayne County charged her with conspiracy, gross child neglect creating risk of injury and possession with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $75,000.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 11 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 9 p.m. Wednesday, 2500 block of Adams Avenue.

Breaking and entering, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 400 block of West 5th Street.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, 4700 block of Altizer Avenue.

Insurance required, improper registration, no motor vehicle insurance or expired motor vehicle insurance, DUI — habitual user, suspended/revoked license — DUI first and second offense, 4:44 p.m. Wednesday, 9th Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard.

Warrant service/execution, 3 p.m. Wednesday, 800 block of 7th Street.

Battery, 6 p.m. Monday, 1200 block of 6th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of 4th Avenue.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 5 a.m. Wednesday, 1000 block of 11th Avenue.

Paraphernalia, 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Madison Avenue.

Burglary tools, petit larceny, 11:57 a.m. Tuesday, 2800 block of 5th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 10 p.m. Tuesday, 8th Avenue and 7th Street.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Kevin Wayne Driver, 35, was jailed at 10 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Joseph Clayton Inscoe, 38, was jailed at 1:05 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Jeremy Lee Brown, 29, was jailed at 11:40 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Putnam County jailed him on a family court order. Bond was not set.

Charity Hope Keeling, 37, was jailed at 8:40 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged her with harbor, conceal, aid/abet. Bond was set at $5,000.

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