Infant’sillnessleads tocharges

By: Gavin Stone - Staff Writer

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested a Rockingham woman they believe tried to kill an infant.

Following a report by the Richmond County Department of Social Services, investigators and case workers determined that Tiffany Leigh Childers, 25, of Rosalyn Road allegedly gave a child less than a month old a prescription medication that caused the child to become unconscious and ill.

A release from the Sheriff’s Office did not specify whether Childers was the child’s mother, or provide information about the status of the child.

Childers is charged with one felony count of attempted murder and is held at the Richmond County Jail under a $1 million secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 2.

Also pending against her are charges of felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver; a felony charged of selling a Schedule II controlled substance; and felony delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, court records show. The records also show that she has two pending felony charges of violating parole.

Childers is to appear in court Aug. 6 on the additional charges.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety show that Childers has not previously been incarcerated but has been convicted of a felony and a misdemeanor charge in North Carolina. She was convicted in May 2016 of one felony count of selling and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance and was sentenced to probation.

In June 2017, she was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of violating school attendance law, for which she also was sentenced to probation.

All previous charges were filed in Richmond County.


Gavin Stone

Staff Writer

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