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Hit-and-run crash leads to child abuse, meth charges for Carter County pair

John Thompson, NET News Service • Jun 17, 2013 at 5:18 PM

ELIZABETHTON — An apparent hit-and-run accident on Friday afternoon led to the arrests of a man and woman on child abuse charges and several drug charges.

Benjamin Dale Pearson, 36, 303 Third Ave., Hampton, and Christy Marie Grimmett Pearson, 33, 2316 Gap Creek Road, were each charged with aggravated child neglect, resisting arrest, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, initiation of the process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of schedule II and IV drugs, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Pearson was also charged with a second count of possession of schedule II drug.

Mrs. Pearson was also charged with reckless driving, evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident, no proof of insurance, child restraint violation and violation of probation.

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website.

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