Mother arrested after two young children are found wandering in the middle of the road

Fayette County
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A pair of children are found wandering in the middle of the the road in Oak Hill, and now their mother is facing child neglect charges.  Kendra McCutcheon, 35, of Oak Hill was arrested on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Police were informed about a three-year-old and a four-year-old found in the middle of Oyler Avenue in Oak Hill on Monday, March 26.  The children were spotted by a passerby near the Rite Aid more than ½-a-mile from their home.  Investigators said the kids were barefooted and not dressed for the weather.  They were taken to the Fayette County Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

McCutcheon, the children’s mother, later showed up at the DHHR.  Police said she admitted to taking narcotics for which she did not have a prescription.  She is facing two charges of child neglect creating risk of serious bodily injury.  She was arraigned in front of a Fayette County Magistrate who set a bond on $45,000.  Child Protective Services has provided a protection plan for the children.

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