Woman arrested, charged with 4 counts of Child Endangerment
BENTON, Mo - A woman was arrested and charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.
Deputies jointly investigated with Social Services, Children's Division, reports of injuries to a child resulting from abuse or neglect Friday, December 13th at a local school.
Findings from the investigation resulted in an investigation of the living conditions at a residence in Haywood City.
Investigators determined there was enough evidence to justify removing four juveniles from the home.
When alerting the school that the Children's Division would be assuming custody of the children at the end of the school day, investigators learned the Gipson had already picked up the children from the school and departed.
Deputies located Gipson and the four children at a residence in Sikeston, Missouri on Sunday, December 15th.
Gipson was arrested, and the children were taken into custody to be placed with other family members.