Monday, November 15, 2010

Monterey Woman Facing Child Neglect Charge

A Monterey woman will be in court next Monday on charges of child abuse and neglect after her two year old son was reportedly found wandering in the street several times, and was also found to be in possession of a hunting knife.  Police say they brought the charges against 23-year-old Jessica Louise Binkley after investigating reports at her home on Lewis Avenue.  They say one witness told them that he had picked up the child on four occasions after finding it walking down the street.  Officer Larry Bates alleges that when he went to the Binkley home to conduct a further investigation, he found the child with the knife and says that Binkley was "passed out on the bed."  Three children were reportedly removed from the home and the Department of Childrens Services is investigating.