Two charged with endangering the welfare of a minor in Laurel County

On Wednesday, a London woman was taken into custody after she and a male subject were found intoxicated at a residence where an 11-year-old was under their care.

Laurel Sheriff's K-9/Shift Sgt. Gary Mehler and Deputy Dustin Saylor were dispatched to a residence off Rough Creek Road, just 4 miles South of London, due to a complaint of a possible “under the influence person caring for an 11-year-old juvenile”. The juvenile reportedly wandered from house to house, knocking on neighbor's doors.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they observed Megan M. Jones, 38,  and noted a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her. She was determined to be under the influence.

In addition, a man was located inside the residence, who was also a caregiver of the juvenile, and he was observed extremely intoxicated.

Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County transported the man to an area hospital for treatment of possible alcohol poisoning.

Due to his condition, deputies cited this individual to Laurel District Court, charging Alcohol Intoxication and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

Upon arresting Jones, deputies said she started screaming and raising her fists, cursing and swinging her arms, attempting to pull away from deputies while creating a disturbance there in the presence of neighbors nearby.

Jones was taken into custody and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor; Alcohol Intoxication; Disorderly Conduct – Second Degree; Menacing; and Resisting Arrest. Jones was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

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