Clarksburg Police have arrested a couple on child neglect charges.
Officers say that the 10-month-old baby of Amber Jimmie, 22, of Clarksburg received severe third-degree burns to his left leg, foot, and toes on Saturday, June 23 whilst in the care of Jimmie.
Police say that after learning of the injury, Jimmie’s boyfriend, Adam Jones, 25, of Clarksburg, as well Jimmie herself both failed to obtain professional medical attention for the baby.
According to officers, it wasn’t until a family member arrived at the residence of Jimmie and Jones on Monday, June 25 that the baby received medical treatment.
As a result of the injuries, the baby was transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital, and later to the West Penn Burn Center for treatment and surgery.
Jimmie and Jones are both charged with child neglect.