How Tammara Overman a North Carolina mother came to be charged with child abuse after her two year old toddler daughter tested positive for cocaine.
Coming down with a thud, the Burlington, mother of three, on Wednesday was charged with child abuse following an ongoing investigation at the hands of social services.
According to the Burlington Times-News, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office waited until the release of the child’s medical records before arresting and charging Tammara Gail Overman whose toddler daughter had tested positive for the narcotic in September.
Nevertheless it wasn’t until the child’s medical records had been released that the mother was eventually arrested and charged this week.
To date, police have yet to say how the toddler may have ingested the drug, with the Sheriff’s Office saying the little girl was also suffering from a severe, untreated rash on her groin.
Overman’s arrest follows the previously arrest of two women who had lived at the mother’s residence, Learena Faircloth and Lacy Reid Lloyd Jr.
Both women were booked on misdemeanor child neglect as part of an ongoing investigation.
According to cops, the two women lived with Overman and her three children at 1711 Brown Lovell Lane, in Burlington, NC.
At the time of their arrests, both Faircloth and Lloyd were accused of neglecting children ages five and seven.
Not clear is the relationship of the two previously charged women with that of Tammara Overman.
Also not clear is whether Overman’s two other children may have also been subjected to child abuse.
Upon her arrest, Tammara Overman was charged with felony intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury. She is being held at the Alamance County jail under a $25,000 bond.