On 11 03 08 at 2:40 PM Martinsburg Detectives arrested a suspect on two outstanding felony warrants for child neglect.
These warrants were issued previously by State Magistrate Sandra Miller for two counts of felony child neglect. It is alleged in the warrants that these cases stem from the incident which occurred on October 28th 2008 at approximately 3:06 AM when Martinsburg Police responded to the 300 Block of South Water Street in reference to an abandoned child. Officers arrived at the scene and located a small infant approximately two to three years of age and also a child safety seat which had been left along the sidewalk.
It was also alleged in the warrant that the defendant had an additional four year old daughter at her residence when speaking to the police on 10 29 08. And that the mother and her daughter were brought to the police department were an interview was attempted.
Both infants have been released to a DHHR representative who currently has custody of both children.
The defendant was processed at the Martinsburg Police Department and later arraigned by Magistrate Overington. Her bond was set at $50,000 and she is currently incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of said bond.
The Martinsburg Police Department would like to thank the news media and the community for their prompt response and concerns.
Arrested: Lanish Antwonette Bailey DOB 11 10 85
501 West King Street Apartment 4 Martinsburg WV