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Police Charge Parents Left Toddlers Alone

Posted February 14, 2007

— A Cumberland County couple who left their two toddlers home alone faced criminal charges Tuesday night.

Spring Lake police said they had arrest warrants charging James and Marcia Hunt with child abuse.

A family friend found the 1- and 2-year-old children Sunday night inside their Spring Lake mobile home. They were unharmed, and are now staying with their grandmother.

Police said James Hunt is also wanted for violating probation.

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  • mommaoftwo Mar 31, 2007

    To all of you out there who are running these two and there family in the ground...The bible says that those without sin cast the first stone.Well I know for a fact that NONE OF US ARE WITHOUT SIN!!!Read your bible people.Instead of putting this family through the ringer you should be praying for them!Let me just say this, I don't agree with what Marcia and Kelly did but I love her and her husband and their two precious children,BUT WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.And yes I do have two children and I have never left them alone.My children are my life.White trash does not bread white trash and her parents are not white trash,by the way,the are just the same as the rest of us they have made wrong choices.You see Marcia is a product of her environment.Marcia is a really good girl and she does love her kids.And to you little Miss Hellosunshine if you are who I think you are and I'm sure you are you are no better with you kids either and you use drugs only in the pill form.And we'll pray for you too!

  • MzFang Feb 14, 2007

    And we wonder why some of the children in this country grow up to become spree killers.

  • Fuquay Resident Feb 14, 2007

    I'm not making excuses here but that's how Marcia was brought up. I've known her all her life. Her mother was very young when she got pregnant with Marcia. Her father has been in and out of drug rehab. Marcia was just a kid herself when she got pregnant. She does have 2 wonderful grandmothers and I'm afraid they will be the ones left to raise the kids. I hate to say it but white trash breeds white trash and that's what these 2 (maybe 3) kids will become too.

  • diwanicki Feb 14, 2007

    intercepts2002, there is nothing so important that they have to leave those kids alone. Kids don't ask to be brought into this world, they are a blessing from GOD, so take care of them don't neglect and/or abuse them.Pick both parents up by their ankles and slap them together. My prayers go out to the families and especially the kids.

  • mom2threecld Feb 14, 2007

    i have a 1 year old and can't imagine leaving him unwatched for a second! i have older kids (18 and 23) and they were teens before staying alone. some people shouldn't have the pleasure of having kids

  • Love my boys Feb 14, 2007

    No child on this earth deserves any kind of neglect or abuse. Children are given to us as gifts from God. People need to be more careful - what has been given to you can and will be taken away.

  • hellosunshine25 Feb 14, 2007

    Hellosunshine...you just admitted to being an accessory to child abuse. Your husband SAW
    him smoking crack and didn't report it! Shame on you and your husband!

    Sorry I didnt specify my self, MY HUSBAND DID call DSS and the case went on for a few weeks. They had family members buy things for the house so they would look fit. No, THEY WERE REPORTED. TRUST ME!!!!!!

  • hellosunshine25 Feb 14, 2007

    Well, are the people around here sane???? They went into custody this morning and they are already out!!!!!!!! Why even bother???? This world is in need of major enforcement

  • nursevb8 Feb 14, 2007

    After this child is born (not sure who knows she is pregnant) she should have to be "fixed" If people are on assistance thru 2 children, they should not be allowed to have a third. Why weren't either working in the middle of the day---free ride!!!

  • jasttn Feb 14, 2007

    Atleast they law did something about it. My former neighbors in Lenoir County left their 3 year old and 6 month old home alone for 3 hours, we called the law, deputy came, stayed at the house an hour before the husband arrived back,claiming he was only gone 10 minutes, and the deputy said there was nothing he could do about it and left. That was it.