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KSP Arrests Madison County Mother for Wanton Endangerment

Date of News Release: 10/26/2015

(Richmond, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, responded to Blue Grass Homes this morning (10/26/2015) in Madison County, after receiving a call that a young child was found wandering unattended in the roadway.

The initial investigation indicates that at approximately 11:00 a.m., a neighbor found the child cold and dirty, walking around outside wearing only a diaper. They called the police when they could not find the child's parents. Shortly after KSP arrived on scene, the child's mother was found and informed that her son had been found unattended in the roadway. It is alleged that the one year old child had been missing from his house for over an hour, and that the mother did not attempt to contact law-enforcement to report the child missing, or take reasonable steps to find her son. While the Trooper was investigating the reason for the child being unaccompanied outdoors, he discovered several pieces of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. There was also a three year old child that was inside the home at the time of the incident, and the one year old child was uninjured.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Lisa D. Bicknell, 25 years old of Richmond, has been arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Possession of Marijuana, and two counts of Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Bicknell is being detained in the Madison County Detention Center.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Trooper Cameron Allen. He was assisted at the scene by a member of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.