Child Neglect Alleged by Use of Drugs

 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested a man from the Green Pond Community of the County on charges of Child Neglect due to drug use this summer. 34-year-old Travis Jacob Atwood of 2818 Deck Road, Gray Court was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child. A warrant alleges that on August 21st 2013 he did place at unreasonable risk of harm to a minor child who is one years of age by testing positive for methamphetamine and THC. The warrant notes that the defendant had custody and/or charge of the minor child and is the child’s parent. Mr. Atwood was released from the Johnson Detention Center yesterday on posting a $15,000 Surety bond.