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Rocky Mount woman sought on felony child abuse charge

Posted May 12, 2010

— Authorities are searching for a Rocky Mount woman wanted for felony child abuse and animal cruelty.

Misty Lynch, 32, also faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

Officers responded to 14 Wildberry Drive on Tuesday in an attempt to serve existing warrants on Lynch for various charges related to school attendance violations, failure to appear on traffic charges and injury to real property.

Officers observed unsanitary conditions inside the residence and contacted animal control officers, environmental services and the Department of Social Services.

Officers located Robert Tritt, 24, and a 6-year-old inside the residence along with two dogs. The Department of Social Services has placed the juvenile with other family members.

Tritt was charged with two counts of resisting a public officer, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, cruelty to animals and felony child abuse.

Tritt was being held under a $45,000 bond in the Nash County jail on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about Lynch’s whereabouts is asked to call knows the whereabouts of Misty Rose Lynch, they are asked to contact police at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • NotFromHere May 12, 2010

    wcumom, are you actually trying to defend this poor excuse for a mother? how do you know they didn't attend for two days? and how do you know how dirty the home was. it is "Big Brother's" responsibility to protect children from mothers like her. the fact you see nothing wrong with this makes me hope you don't have any children of your own.

  • runinlat May 12, 2010

    Trash...poor child to live in these conditions and also no love.

  • wcumom May 12, 2010

    A whole lot of nothing in this story but junk.People get locked up for kids not attending school 2 days before they are legally able to quit or because she kept a dirty home.Big Brother bouncing right on in!

  • cbarnett May 12, 2010

    why the animal cruelty charges?

  • momeeee May 12, 2010

    Looks like she was arrested before. Great mom!

  • darlenerivera2000 May 12, 2010