Two Mississippi residents were arrested for felony child abuse after an infant born in a trailer last week was hospitalized.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a possible newborn baby needing medical attention at a residence at 331 County Road 417 Wednesday, where they went to check on the child's welfare.
Residents David Fisher Jr. and Nina Gebhart claimed Gebhart was still pregnant, and that there was no baby present. Deputies followed up several times at the residence, but Fisher and Gebhart repeatedly denied a child had been born, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies said Fisher has an extensive criminal history and had been out on a felony bond at the time of this arrest. Gebhart also has a prior criminal history involving narcotics, the sheriff's office said. They were both held in the Lee County Jail.