COLUMBUS, Ind. — Reports of an unsupervised toddler roaming the halls of a west side Columbus motel on two consecutive days led to the arrest of the mother and her live-in boyfriend on child neglect charges.
Melissa L. Saylor, 22, of 748 Glendale Drive, Columbus, and Ricky J. Small, Jr., 37, are both charged with neglect of a dependent, a Class D felony.
Small also is charged with possession of a Schedule 4 controlled substance as a Class A misdemeanor because illegal drugs were found on him when he was being booked into Bartholomew County Jail.
Please read Saturday's edition of The Republic for more details.