Police: Woman too impaired to care for child

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 24, 2011

Police: Woman too impaired to carefor child
A Cleveland woman is in jail for child abuse for being too impaired to take care of her child, an arrest warrant said.
Jennifer Karen Whisenant, 44, of 1815 Third Creek Church Road, was arrested Saturday night and is under a $2,500 secured bond for misdemeanor child abuse, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to emergency scanner traffic Saturday, a juvenile boy called 911 to report that his mother went to a neighbor’s house and came back impaired.
The arrest warrant by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office indicated Whisenant was impaired on prescription medication, “to the point where she was unable to care for her child.”
Other arrests:
• Barbara Hamilton, 75, of 165 Rock Pond Road, was arrested Sunday for assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats.
According to a private warrant by victim Ronnie Nix of Gastonia, Nix was mowing the grass Sunday morning about 10 a.m. near Raymond Meadows Road, when Hamilton came up to him behind the wheel of her Lincoln Town Car, and attempted to push him off of his mower and into a pond.
Nix said he jumped onto the hood of her car after she hit his lawnmower, and Nix said Hamilton told him she was going to kill him.
Nix said Hamilton left and then went to church.
The dispute, the warrant said, was over recently purchased land.
• A Spencer man is in jail after using a juvenile to cover him while he was stuffing two bottles of laundry detergent into his shirt, an arrest warrant said.
According to the warrant, Terry Louis Woods, 52, of 817 5th St., Apt. 2, entered Walgreens at 1906 W. Innes St. — which he is banned from — took the Tide detergent, valued at $32, and walked down the street.
Woods was charged with second-degree trespassing, misdemeanor larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was also served with a larceny charge out of Cabarrus County, and was given a $1,500 secured bond.