A woman on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been charged with abandoning an 18-month-old child on the side of a road.
DENTON, Md. (AP) — A woman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has been charged with abandoning an 18-month-old child on the side of a road.
Maryland State Police on Friday announced charges including child abuse, neglect of a minor and driving under the influence against 29-year-old Elizabeth Newnam of Easton.
Police say a motorist found the child Thursday night along the side of Md. 328 in Denton. The motorist reported seeing Newnam standing outside her car and throwing something into a field. The motorist thought Newnam’s car had been hit by a deer and turned around to help.
According to police, Newnam drive off when the motorist approached. The motorist then saw an injured child abandoned near where Newnam had been standing.