Mother Charged with Child Neglect

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A mother is behind bars after admitting that she was careless and was not watching her four-year-old daughter when she wandered off by herself.

Katrise Midkiff-Roberts, 26, from Spurlocksville, is charged with child neglect creating risk of injury.

According to the criminal complaint, Sunday, Roberts' daughter walked two/tenths of a mile alone, to a neighbor's house.

She was there for 45 minutes before Roberts' boyfriend came to get her, according to investigators.

The complaint states Roberts showed up even later when she was told the girl would not be released to her boyfriend.

She's now in the Western Regional Jail awaiting arraignment.

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