The teen told deputies her mother had been drunk and acting “out of her head” since Friday. She added that her phone rang several times while she was at school, and when she answered, her mother was on the other end “talking out of her head.” She said she told her mother to quit calling, but Stiles continued.
When the girl returned home from school on Tuesday, she said Stiles began yelling at her and four other juveniles in the home for unknown reasons. After being screamed at for several hours, the kid got fed up and called 911.
Deputies say they arrived at the residence to find Stiles belligerent and intoxicated. She allegedly, “could not understand why the Sheriff’s Office was called, could not follow instructions and was talking in circles about unrelated issues.”
Stiles allegedly denied drinking alcohol, stating she was taking several prescription narcotics for various medical issues. But once transported to the Sullivan County jail she refused to provide a breath sample, according to police, and admitted she’d also been drinking.
Stiles, 32, has been charged with five counts of child abuse and neglect and five counts of reckless endangerment.
According to authorities, in addition to the the 13-year-old, Stiles was responsible for four other children, ages 4, 7, 11 and 13…one a special needs child incapable of providing his/her own care.Tags: alcohol, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Drugs, Reckless Endangerment, Tennessee