Two arrested for child neglect in Florence County campground
Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested two North Carolina residents after deputies were called to a campground to investigate allegations that several children were living in inadequate conditions in a tent with their adult care givers.
Christie Ray Griffis, 53, of Charlotte, and Lori Marie Carey, 34, of Concord, were charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child on Sunday.
Investigators found five children, ranging in ages from 9 months to 12 years, in need of medical treatment for a variety of conditions including excessive insect bites, sunburn, head lice infestation, diaper rash and ear infections, according to a press release.
All of the children were taken into emergency protective custody and treated at the hospital, the release says.
Griffis and Carey appeared Tuesday before a Florence County Magistrate who set bond for each at $5,000.