Child Neglect & Contributing to Delinquency

   The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office made arrests in the Renno Community early yesterday morning after reportedly responding on a welfare check on children late Monday night. There were reports of children having been left alone at home.

   21-year-old Robert Harold Mattson of 55 Apple Road, in the Renno Community east of Clinton was served with warrants later yesterday charging him with Two Counts of Child Neglect. He was also charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child. A ticket was issued also charging him with Simple Possession of Marijuana at 1:38 yesterday morning at 55 Apple Road off Highway 72 East.

   Two warrants charging Unlawful Neglect of a Child allege that on April 14th Robert Harold Mattson placed a minor child at unreasonable risk of harm, and that he is the child’s parent or guardian.

   A third warrant, citing Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, alleges that on April 14th Mattson did knowingly and willfully encourage a minor child to violate the law by handing her illegal drugs to hide or conceal.

   During arraignment yesterday, bonds on the four charges were set totaling $15,620. Robert Harold Mattson remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.

   Meanwhile, 38-year-old Crystal Nicole O’Dell of 55 Apple Road reportedly returned to the residence while Deputies were there. She was issued tickets charging her with Giving False Information to Police, Driving Under Suspension and Failure to Return a License. These tickets also noted the time of 1:38 am yesterday. Crystal O’Dell was released from the Johnson Detention Center yesterday on Personal Recognizance bonds of $155, $465 and $652.