Bullitt County grandmother cited after 2-year-old's disappearance
The charge comes after Beth Campbell's 2-year-old granddaughter, Charlee, disappeared for more than 30 hours last week.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Court records show 2-year-old Charlee Campbell’s grandmother admitted she was using meth when she was supposed to be watching the child.
A hearing to decide who will take custody of Charlee wrapped up Wednesday morning. Before it started, Charlee's grandmother, Beth Campbell, was issued a citation for endangering the welfare of a child.
Charlee Campbell was in her grandmother's care when she vanished from their home in Lebanon Junction on June 7. The arrest citation says Beth Campbell admitted to using meth when she was supposed to be watching the child.
Charlee was missing for more than 32 hours and was found covered in dirt and ticks.
Now Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell is trying to figure out the circumstances that led to her disappearance -- and there’s still a lot of unanswered questions.
Tinnell says he requested a search warrant to get access to a tablet and two cell phones. That request was denied, so he is trying again.
The tablet belongs to Beth Campbell and the cell phones belong to Robert Bailey, a former person of interest in the case.
"Right now we are drawing up a search warrant as we speak and trying to document our probable cause to believe we should get into those phones and those devices and find out if there is any information in those phones that would lead to some kind of foul play," Tinnell said.
After she was found, Charlee was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services. The results of the custody hearing in Bullitt Family Court Wednesday morning are sealed, so we don’t know what happened.
Beth Campbell and several members of the family showed up to ask for custody of Charlee.
The only comment family members had on their way out of court was: "We want Charlee back."
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