Mother charged in child’s death



A Logan County woman whose child died in June has been charged with child neglect resulting in death.

The body of the one month old child was discovered June 19. Angela Gail Adams, 27, of Chapmanville, was charged Thursday July 2 in Logan County. Adams reportedly fell asleep after she had taken the controlled substance, Xanax, and eventually came to rest on top of the child. reports Adams allegedly admitted she was intoxicated when she fell asleep holding the child.

If found guilty of the charge, Adams could be forced to spend three to 15 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $5000 in fines.

  • Two women from the Chapmanville area were arrested July 1 by the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) after an alleged domestic disturbance.

Trooper S.M. Thompson with the WVSP responded to a dispatch for a domestic disturbance July 1 to the Hurricane Branch area of Chapmanville.

Upon arrival, Thompson reports he was able to make contact with Bridgette Dixon, 54, of Pecks Mill, who advised him she had been in argument with Tonya Norman, 28, of Chapmanville. Thompson further reports Dixon advised him that Norman hit her multiple times in the head and face and repeatedly pulled her hair.

Norman was reportedly found by Thompson a short distance from the residence. Norman reportedly advised Thompson that she had pushed Dixon and further validated Dixon’s story.

Norman and Dixon were each placed under arrest for misdemeanor counts of domestic assault and domestic battery. If both Norman and Dixon are found guilty of each charge, they could be forced to spend up to 1.5 years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $600 in fines.

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