Second arrest made for child endangerment

Published 3:54 pm Friday, September 18, 2020

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A second person was arrested this week for exposing children to chemical narcotics.

Troy Police arrested Marcus Tawuan Xavier Scott, 32, of Troy on Tuesday and charged him with three counts of chemical endangerment of a child.

On Monday, police arrested Shelbie Lynn Moore, 29, on the same charges.

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According to police, the arrests came as part of an ongoing investigation by the Pike County Department of Human Resources. Police received a report on Sept. 9 indicating concerns about three juveniles being exposed to narcotics. “After further investigation by narcotics investigators, they were able to obtain felony warrants for the arrest of (Moore), the mother of the three juveniles, and (Scott),” Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said in a statement.

Both were being held in the Pike County Jail on $45,000 bond each.

The case remains under investigation.