RICHLAND COUNTY (WACH) ?? Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says the child who went missing following a meth lab explosion Tuesday has been found.
The United State Marshalls arrested the adults the infant was with in Alabama. Lott says Jeremy Bowen and Holly Baier will be charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine waste, unlawful conduct towards a child, hazardous waste management act, and manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child.
The explosion happened just after 8:00 AM at Alpine Regency Mobile Home Park on Tuesday. Sheriff Lott says the adults and 6-month old baby were in the mobile home at the time of the explosion, but left before law enforcement arrived.
Richland County Sheriff??s Department investigators were able to determine that Bowen and Baier drove to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital and dropped William Tenuto off, and then continued to drive to Alabama. Tenuto was subsequently air lifted to the Augusta Burn Center, Augusta, Georgia for treatment.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Bowen and Baier will be brought back to Richland County to face charges; Tenuto will be returned to Richland County after he is released from the Augusta Burn Center to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
The 6-month old child has been taken to Gadsden Regional Hospital in Gadsden Alabama for observation.