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State Police Arrest Lewis County Man on Child Neglect Charge

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West Virginia State Police have arrested a Lewis County man accused of holding a child over a balcony in Weston last night.

State police have charged Thomas Sims III with child neglect creating risk of injury, for holding a 2-year-old girl over a seventh-story apartment balcony.

Sims was intoxicated and fighting with his girlfriend at the time.

The girl's mother had left the child in their care but was unaware they'd be drinking. 

Sims is in the Central Regional Jail with bail is set at $100,000.