Emma Worrell slaps 13-year-old daughter multiple times, “it looked like she was beating the tar out of her child.”

48-year-old Emma Worrell was caught by police officers pinning her 13-year-old daughter against the wall on the afternoon of November 12th. Officers received a complaint of child abuse, and upon arrival, a passerby told officers that Worrell was beating her daughter. When officers approached, the daughter looked at officers and said, “Help.” When it was time for Worrell to address the officer, she told them that her daughter was involved in a verbal altercation with their neighbor and that she had to restrain her before she went over there. Worrell’s daughter tried to push her off, but Worrell slapped her. Worrell immediately grabbed her from the front, “hugging” her head and causing a nosebleed. Her daughter supported this as the account of events.

A witness stated that she saw Worrell and her daughter pushing and then saw her slapping her daughter a few times. They said that it seemed that she was trying to restrain her daughter. The second witness said that she witnessed Worrell get pushed by her daughter, and then Worrell hit her multiple times. When asked if it seemed like she was trying to restrain her, she stated, “No, it looked like she was beating the tar out of her child.”

Worrell was taken into custody and charged with child abuse and neglect.

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Sahvannah Penhollow slept while daughters injured themselves, asked neighbor for help

27-year-old Sahvannah Penhollow was awakened by police entering her home after her daughter asked the neighbor for help. The neighbor, Foster Sayles, was the one that called the police and asked them to come to the residence on Power St. because Sahvannah’s daughter told Foster through the window that she had burned her hand.

When he arrived, Officer Ventura heard the little girl in the house, so he knocked loudly. The daughter let the officer in and told them where her mother was sleeping, so he announced himself loudly. Sahvannah came out of the room, dazed as if she had just woken up, and told police that she was just asleep. Her other daughter was in the living room holding onto a chair with dry wax on her arm. The daughter that let the police in said that she burnt her balloon with a Febreeze canister in her room when she tried to cook rice and burned her hand. She said that when she reacted to burning her hand, she knocked off a candle that got into her hair and on her sister’s arm.

Police observed dirty diapers, old food, dirty pads, three-inch nails, more trash, and food all over the floor. Inside Sahvannah’s room, they found 74 grams of field-tested-positive marijuana, a glass pipe, a rolling tray, and a grinder. Penhollow was jailed on multiple counts of child abuse and drug-related charges.

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Marianna Key & Cody Miracle charged with child abuse of 3-year-old son

23-year-old Marianna Key & 29-year-old Cody Miracle were jailed on June 4th after a citizen found their 3-year-old son wandering and playing in the middle of Rossview Road. While attempting to locate the parents of the child, officers encountered multiple people who were familiar with the child and noted this was a recurring problem. Officers went to the home that several neighbors pointed them to and found Marianna and Cody, who were not aware their son was missing or in a nearby roadway. The child was taken into DCS custody.

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