A JEFFERSON Police Department officer arrested a 20-year-old mother on a marijuana charge last week after she was stranded by her boyfriend on the side of U.S. Hwy. 129 before he drove off with her baby. The incident was witnessed by another motorist who called police. Police later found the child at the Pendergrass Flea Market.
The witness said he may have seen the male strike the woman off the roadway. He said he then called police and offered to help the woman. The witness also saw her drop a bag of suspected marijuana on the ground.
The woman told the officer her boyfriend threw her clothes out of the car and proceeded to drive off with her nine-month-old baby in the car. The officer found a baggie containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
The woman was also charged with obstruction for not giving any details or helping find the child, according to the report.
The boyfriend denied striking the woman, but said that he did put her out of the vehicle and threw her clothes out of the car. He said he wanted to give the baby to the woman’s grandmother. He is not the biological father, according to the incident report.
While checking on the baby, police found an open bottle of alcohol in the floor board by the car seat. The boyfriend was charged with simple battery, cruelty to children (third degree) and open container.
The child was turned over to the grandmother.
I don't think they should have charged the man for throwing a worthless mother out on the street and trying to take care of the child. Just because their was an open container doesn't mean it was his or he was drinking.
Next time he'll dump them both on the side of the road to avoid being charged with anything.