Child Neglect Alleged

 Clinton Public Safety arrested a Clinton woman after her child was allegedly found home alone in an unfit environment. 22-year-old Chelsea Brooke Whitmire of lot #5 at 105 Oakland Street, Clinton was charged with Child Neglect. Public Safety Officer James Hunt states in the arrest warrant that on January 15th Ms. Whitmire knowingly and willfully neglected her three-year old daughter by leaving the child alone in an unfit home. The child was allegedly left in a house where drug paraphernalia and controlled substance were found within arms reach of the child. The warrant adds that the child had bugs crawling on her while she slept alone in a chair with the door standing open. This allegedly occurred at lot 4 of 105 Oakland Street yesterday. A cash or surety bond was set at $20,000 on the Child Neglect charge. Chelsea Brooke Whitmire remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.