Man Charged with Child Neglect

  Clinton Public Safety arrested a Clinton man this weekend on charges he unlawfully neglected his children Saturday. 29-year-old Joseph Shane Simmons of 307 Gordon Street, Clinton was charged with Child Neglect. Sgt. Cathy Anderson states that the defendant, who is the parent of two juvenile male children, placed them at unreasonable risk of harm affecting the children’s lives, physical and mental health and safety by imbibing alcoholic beverages to the point of gross inebriation and by placing illegal drugs within reach of the children. The defendant was solely responsible for the welfare of the children at the time of the offense, which occurred at 105 South Woodrow Street in Clinton Saturday, February 2nd. Bond was set at $5,000. Joseph Simmons remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.