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Woman charged with leaving children in motel room

Posted July 1, 2010

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— A Roanoke Rapids woman has been charged with child abuse for allegedly leaving young children alone in a motel room, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Josh Clark approached Shanelle Lashone Edmonds, 26, after seeing her "very intoxicated" in the parking lot of a motel, Maj. Bruce Temple said in a release. He said that Clark found that Edmonds had left the children unattended in a motel room "that was in disorder and an unhealthy environment."

The children were placed in the custody of social services.

Edmonds was charged with two counts each of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was placed in the Halifax County jail under a $5,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court July 28.


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  • Sidekick Jul 2, 2010

    Probably collecting gov't money for the chillren and using it to party. I'm sure this is an isolated case.

  • raggy831 Jul 2, 2010

    Explain to me why you have to take a test to drive but anybody can reproduce ....

    This is not true, not everyone can reproduce, there are some that can not but sure do wish they could!
    I hope the children will be alright.

  • Gen1 Jul 2, 2010

    I am sure that when she goes to court to get her kids the liberals will make excuses for her saying it wasn't her fault that society made her drink and leave her kids alone. That she did not know any better or she was raised by an alcoholic and did not know any better. Which is a crock. My dad pretty much was one too when I was growing up but it made me want better for myself. Maybe something was wrong with me for not turning out to be.

  • JAT Jul 2, 2010

    But she'll probably get the kids back; or they'll give them to grandma who will give them back to her. We care more about the "mother's" rights than we do the kids to be raised in a safe and loving environment.

  • ncduckie2 Jul 1, 2010

    I agree, Those children are the victums.

  • bluetarheel21 Jul 1, 2010

    Explain to me why you have to take a test to drive but anybody can reproduce ....

  • browne-eyed girl Jul 1, 2010

    Those poor children.