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Chelsea Lee Crompton
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Madison County Woman Arrested in Connection to Murder of Child in Vale

34-year-old Chelsea Lee Crompton of Marshall in Madison County, North Carolina has been charged with murder in the death of four-year-old Hazel Lidey. Crompton, a girlfriend of Lidey’s father, was apprehended without incident at the residence of a family member in Madison County and is presently incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility.

Crompton is the suspect in an investigation that began on the afternoon of November 17 when Deputies and Catawba County E.M.S. responded to a residence on Hill Haven Drive in Vale following reports of an unresponsive female child. The child — Hazel Lidey — was transported to an area hospital where she remained until she passed away early last Sunday morning (November 20).

Hazel Lidey
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Crompton was jailed today (November 25) in Catawba County where she is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court is coming up on Monday (November 28) in Newton.