Deputies: Parents Said They Couldn't Afford Baby Food

Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies have arrested two parents on claims that they didn't give their child food for days.

Online jail records show Samuel Bartholomew Green, 20, and Ashley Michelle Cheatham, 22, are both charged with cruelty to children.

An incident report states that back on July 12, the two brought their two-and-a-half month old son to Palmetto Health Children's hospital after he began suffering seizures. The hospital then contacted law enforcement.

The report states the child was fed nothing but water for five days because the parents said they didn't have the money to buy milk or food. According to deputies, the pair said they understood that it was dangerous and potentially deadly for their child not to eat.

Jail records show bond has been set for both of them at $75,000.


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