Knox woman abandons children to evade arrest

January 2, 2015
Pamela Hatfield

Pamela Hatfield

By BOBBIE POYNTER


bpoynter@mountainadvocate.com

A Knox County woman is facing charges on endangering the welfare of a minor after fleeing and abandoning her two children in a motel room in order to avoid a confrontation with police.

According to a Laurel Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at a motel off I-75 Exit 29 around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.

When officers asked the man and woman in the room for identification, they were told both subjects’ identification was outside in their truck. While the man took officers out to the vehicle, the woman apparently broke out through a screened window and fled the scene, leaving her two seven-month-old babies in the room.

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