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Muncie mother arrested for neglect during investigation into reported battery

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Kayla McIntosh

MUNCIE, Ind. – A Muncie woman was charged with neglect after police were called to her home to investigate a reported battery Tuesday.

When an officer responded to the home in the 200 block of Willard Street, they found Kayla McIntosh, 24, upset and with blood on her hands.

McIntosh told the officer that she had been in a fight with a man. The officer then began to explore around the property and came in contact with a neighbor with two kids, who he said belonged to McIntosh.

When the officer returned to talk to McIntosh, she reportedly lied to him and said the children were at a babysitter. When the officer told her he had just came in contact with them, she said she didn’t want her kids to be taken away by the department of child services.

The officer then conducted a breathalyzer test on McIntosh, which showed she had a .185% BAC.

A DCS worker was called to the scene and began speaking with McInstosh, who asked that her kids be sent to stay with a man named James Marshall. Marshall came to the scene and reportedly became argumentative. Police say McIntosh then had “an outburst.” At that point, she was placed under arrested for neglect of a dependent and transported to Delaware Count Jail.

DCS took custody of the children for foster placement.

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