A report of a woman in the roadway leads to two arrests and social services removing a child
From WRIL -
On Saturday August 31, 2019 Middlesboro Police responded to a complaint call of a woman in the roadway near 512 ½ south 34th street.
Upon arrival Officer Jeremiah Johnson, assisted by Officer Ben Spurlock, found 36-year-old Angela Robertson being kept at bay along the roadway exhibiting behavior consistent with being under the influence of some type of intoxicant. She was holding her 6-month-old daughter at the time. Johnson contacted social services who removed the baby to be placed with a family member.
Also responding to the scene was the Middlesboro Fire/EMS that, due to the level of intoxication, transported Robertson to the Middlesboro ARH emergency room as a precautionary measure.
Robertson’s boyfriend, 42-year-old Floyd Henderson of Middlesboro, was in the same vicinity and was found to have three outstanding pay or stay warrants for various motor vehicle violations. During a search incident to arrest Henderson was found to be in possession of a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine.
Henderson was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine) and he was served the warrants.
In his citation, Johnson states that while at the residence he determined that Robertson had placed her 6-month-old daughter “in a situation that may have caused her serious physical injury by being manifestly under the influence of some type of controlled substance.” The officer also discovered suspected Methamphetamine in Robertson’s bedroom.
Once discharged from the hospital on Sunday September 1st, Robertson was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
Angela Robertson was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with criminal abuse - 1st degree (child 12 or under), disorderly conduct – 2nd degree, public intoxication, and possession of controlled substance – 1st degree (Methamphetamine).