UPDATE: Third person charged in child neglect case turns herself in

UPDATE: Tabitha Jean Turley, 43, from Oak Hill turned herself into deputies today. She was transported to jail to await court proceedings.


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Three Fayette County residents have been charged with three child neglect allegations. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department received information from a Child Protective Services referral regarding the welfare of three children in the Mulberry Fork area. Further investigations on July 9, 2020, by Child Protective Services and Deputy Sheriffs, found that the children were living in deplorable conditions. All three children were placed in the State’s custody.

Jim Foster (33) and Betty Foster (37) of Mulberry were arrested yesterday and charged with three counts each for the felony offenses, Child Neglect Creating Risk of Injury. They will now await court proceedings.

One adult female, identified as Tabitha Turley of the Oak Hill area, is still at large for the above charges in this case.

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