Etowah County Authorities Make Child Endangerment Arrests

ECSO - Ellis 07-22-2013Two Etowah County women have been charged with Chemical Endangerment of a Child.

26 year old Susan Emily Ann Ellis of Rainbow City was arrested July 18th, after being taken to a hospital on July 16th for a possible overdose of Klonopin; she was 22 weeks pregnant at the time – the medication had reportedly belonged to Ellis’ deceased grandmother.

The Etowah County Department of Human Resources was then contacted along with the Sheriffs Office; Ellis was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and later released on a $5,000 bond.  She is now required to report for drug testing.

ECSO - Roden 07-22-201336 year old Kimberly Dawn Roden of Altoona was arrested July 19th after she admitted to taking Loratabs, and smoking marijuana, during her pregnancy – her child was delivered prematurely in June and remains in a Birmingham area hospital.

Roden was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and was later released on a $20,000 property bond.

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