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Rainelle women charged with child neglect

Local - 10/8/2013 6:54 PM by Courtney Rosemond

RAINELLE - A Greenbrier County woman is arrested on a felony child abuse charge.

Jennifer Lynn Gill, 27, of Rainelle is charged with one count of child neglect creating the risk of injury. 

Police Chief J.P. Stevens says the investigation stems from a complaint that Gill was leaving her three-year-old alone in her apartment while walking her six-year-old to the bus stop each morning.  Stevens says he approached Gill Tuesday morning to ask her about the allegations, she told him that someone was watching the three-year-old. Stevens followed Gill back to the apartment and found the child by itself. 

Child protective services responded and are working with the family to grant custody to their grandmother. 

Gill is currently in Southern Regional Jail on a $5,000 bond.


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