The officer also observed, in the probable cause statement, that one of the children allegedly had "what appeared to be aged human feces leaking out of his diaper and all over his legs and feet" and it "appeared to have been worn in this state for an extended period of time." The other child is reported, by the officer, to have appeared to him to be in a "soiled dress and did not have undergarments on," as well as being observed, by the officer to be "urinating on the sidewalk."
An Iberia woman who met up with a Waynesville Police Department (WPD) officer twice in one day now faces drug and child endangerment charges.
Crysalois N. McComb, 23, of Iberia, has been charged with one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a class D felony, as well as Endangering the Welfare of a Child Creating a Substantial Risk in the first degree, also a class D felony.
In the first meeting, the officer was dispatched to Waynesville Park for a well-being check, according to court documents, where he met McComb and her two small children "who were possibly in distress and left without transportation."
"I observed both children who appeared to be in a very unsanitary state. Both children had numerous injuries/marks on their bodies and were in extremely soiled clothing," the reporting officer wrote in his probable cause statement to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
The officer also observed, in the probable cause statement, that one of the children allegedly had "what appeared to be aged human feces leaking out of his diaper and all over his legs and feet" and it "appeared to have been worn in this state for an extended period of time."
The other child is reported, by the officer, to have appeared to him to be in a "soiled dress and did not have undergarments on," as well as being observed, by the officer to be "urinating on the sidewalk."
The probable cause statement reported that a bystander on the scene provided McComb with diapers, wipes, and water.
"While in my patrol vehicle, McComb related to me that she was a prior drug offender and had used Meth within 24 hours of contact with me. Both McComb and the children were emitting a foul odor which permeated my entire vehicle," the officer reported in his probable cause statement.
The officer wrote that he transported McComb and the children to a "local food establishment so she could feed the children and contact further assistance."
Several hours later, the officer reported that he observed a vehicle associated with the earlier call where he made contact with McComb get on the interstate at exit 153, traveling eastbound. He performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and found McComb and the children in the vehicle, according to the probable cause statement.
One of the children was reported by the officer to be in the middle rear seat of the vehicle "not in a proper child restraint device," while the other was in a child restraint device on the rear driver's side of the vehicle, but it "was not secured in the vehicle."
After a consent to search the vehicle was given, according to the officer's probable cause statement, he discovered suspected marijuana as well as suspected methamphetamines. Both items were field tested and tested positive as their suspected substance, according to the charging document.
The marijuana was found in an ashtray in the front seat and the methamphetamine was found in a plastic bag with a plastic straw in the rear seat "directly where McComb was sitting," the probable cause statement alleged.
"The straw and suspected methamphetamine was located within arms reach of both children in the rear of the vehicle," the officer wrote in his probable cause statement.
The charging document states that the officer placed both children in protective custody and transported them to WPD, based on his "observations" from his "initial encounter with the children" and the results of the traffic stop. The children were released to the Miller County Children's Division.
McComb was originally held on a $50,000 bond, but a failure to appear for a court date got her bond revoked and raised to $100,000 cash or surety. She is currently in Pulaski County Jail.
The current charges are not the only time McComb has faced drug charges. A search of Case.net revealed two other cases. There was one in 2012 and another in 2014.
In July of 2012, McComb pleaded guilty to a class B felony production or manufacturing with intent to distribute drug charge as well as class C felony forgery charges that stemmed from an Eldon Police Department investigation. She was sentenced to five years for the forgery charge and 10 years for the drug charge with a suspended execution of sentence and supervised probation for both. She was required to do Court-Ordered Detention Sanction (CODS), commonly called shock time, in the Department of Corrections. She is still currently on probation, according to Case.net records, and a probation violation hearing has been scheduled due to the current charges.
The December 2014 charge was for stealing property or services worth less than $500 and she pleaded guilty to that charge in April of this year. The sentence was 75 days incarceration in Camden County jail, but the sentence was vacated for time served.
Docket entries in McComb's cases on Case.net revealed several probation violation hearings scheduled and warrants issued for failure to appear.