UPDATE: Third arrest made in child neglect case

Sheena Fox

UPDATE: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 12:15 pm – ANSTED, WV (WOAY) – Another arrest has been made in regards to a child neglect investigation out of Fayette County.

The mother of the children in the case has been arrested and charged.

Sheena Fox, 32 of Ansted, is now facing charges of Child Neglect Creating Risk of Serious Bodily Injury. She was unable to post the bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate’s Office and was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail to await further court proceedings.

Sheena Fox

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590 or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.


ANSTED, WV (WOAY) – Two Ansted men are charged with felonies following a welfare check in Ansted.

Sheriff Mike Fridley says, on Friday afternoon, Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department aided Child Protective Services with a home check on children in Ansted.  Upon arrival, the children were in the care of the father. Permission to search the home was provided by the mother, who arrived shortly thereafter.  Found in the house were eight firearms, methamphetamine, a sizable amount of marijuana and cocaine. An intoxication evaluation was conducted by a Sheriff’s Department Drug Recognition Expert.

The father, 37-year-old Keith Crist of Ansted, is charged with two counts of Gross Child Neglect Creating Risk of Injury, Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony and eight counts of Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearms.  Another male on scene at this time, 29-year-old Travis Huffman of Ansted, was also arrested for three counts of Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

Both will now await court proceedings.

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