Child Neglect for “Deplorable” Living Conditions

Unlawful Neglect of children in Laurens County last month was alleged with the Sheriff’s Office arrest of a man and woman yesterday. Charged  with Child Neglect were 36-year-old Curtis Anthony Starnes of 357 Hellams Road, Gray Court and 28-year-old Ashley Nicole Charping, booked with an address on West Butler Road, Greenville. Her warrant had a Hellams Road, Gray Court address.

Investigator Michael Polson states that on July 29th, in Laurens County they placed two minor children at unreasonable risk of harm, placing them in a deplorable living environment and conditions. They reportedly had custody and/or charge of the minor children.

Ashley Nicole Charping was held overnight, awaiting a bond hearing. Curtis Anthony Starnes was released yesterday on posting a $10,000 bond.