Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nov. 2 Court Date Set for Woman Charged with Child Abuse

A November 2nd court date has been set for a Cookeville woman, facing charges of child abuse, child neglect and DUI. Authorities say 27-year-old Amy R. Bilbrey of Thorn Gap Road, which is located near the Putnam-Overton county line, was allegedly found unconscious in her car with the engine running. The car was parked at the Algood Walmart at the time, and some passersby reported seeing Bilbrey allegedly inhaling the fumes from an aerosol can. Police claim she also sniffed the can twice after being awakened, and they say her 16-month-old son was in the back seat of the vehicle at the time. Total bond in the case was set at $29,000. The child has been turned over to the care of other family members while the Department of Children's Services investigates.