Child in car leads to abuse charges

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2011

SALISBURY – Two teenagers were arrested Saturday night after police found a 9-year-old child in the back seat and open containers in the front.
According to a report by the Salisbury Police Department, an officer pulled over a Cadillac Deville at 601 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., Saturday around 10:20 p.m.
As the officer approached the car he could smell alcohol, and everyone in the car appeared to be under the age of 21.
The driver, Sekeydra Clayton, 18, of Windmill Road, Salisbury, was charged with provisional license driving after consuming and given a $1,000 secured bond.
Passenger, Alexa Kepley, 17, of Silk N. Tassel Row, Cleveland, was responsible for the 9-year-old, and charged with misdemeanor child abuse. She was given a $1,000 secured bond.
A third passenger, Quentin Miller, 20, of Salisbury, was cited for marijuana possession.
The child was returned to its mother and was not harmed.