Man faces neglect and drug charges


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

SIKESTON, Mo. - A man is in jail on neglect and drug charges.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter charged 24-year-old Clinton Burton with abuse or neglect of a child and possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.

The sheriff's department started investigating Burton after staff members at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau reported a toddler's suspicious arm injury.  Investigators did not release how the child received the injury or if the child is related to Burton.

After being told about the injury, detectives went to Burton's home.  It was during the investigation there that they found what they believed to be marijuana.

They arrested Burton and took him to the Scott County Jail.