Endangering welfare of child


News Staff Writer

A 26-year-old Atmore woman was arrested March 24 and charged with felony-grade domestic violence and child endangerment.
No details were provided, but the Escambia County Detention Center website indicates that Shayna Brianne Overton, who was arrested by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies, remained in the facility late Monday, March 27.
She is being held on one count each of second-degree domestic violence, a Class B felony in Alabama, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor in Alabama.
According to Alabama criminal code Section 13A-6-131, second-degree domestic violence occurs when second-degree assault is made upon “a current or former spouse, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, any person with whom the defendant has a child in common, a present household member, or a person who has or had a dating relationship with the defendant.”
A conviction for endangering the welfare of a child could result in a prison term of up to a year, plus a fine of up to $6,000.