New mother faces felony abuse charges a day after child's birth
A new mother was charged with aggravated child abuse after she admitted to smoking crack two days before her child was born July 29 at Gateway Medical Center.
Keshawn Sharron Perkins, 26, had a baby at Gateway just before 6 p.m. on July 29. About 12 hours later, the newborn's blood tested positive for cocaine, an arrest warrant filed by Clarksville Police Detective Larry Boren says.
Police: Mom smoked crack hours before giving birth
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville mother is behind bars after police say she admitted to smoking crack just hours before giving birth.
According to the Leaf-Chronicle, Keshawn Perkins, 26, gave birth on July 29.
The paper reported she was arrested after the newborn's blood tested positive for cocaine.
Perkins is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect.
Keshawn Perkins, 26, was arrested Friday.