30-year old Heather Michelle Watson of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (May 16) by Taylorsville Police Officers. She’s charged with two felony counts of intentional child abuse with serious injury, one felony count of possession of methamphetamine, two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinqency of a minor, and single misdemeanor counts of second-degree trespass and misuse of the 911 system.
Taylorsville Police Officers and Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies were notified that Watson’s two children had become ill. The sickness was reportedly caused by the children ingesting drugs belonging to their parent or parents. The children were transported to an area hospital for treatment. No details were released regarding the children’s condition.
Following the arrest, Watson was jailed in the Alexander County Detention Center under $223,500 total secured bond. She remained in jail as of earlier today (May 19). District Court appearances are scheduled for next Monday (May 24) and July 19. The investigation is continuing.[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]