Mississippi couple charged after baby neglected, born in deplorable conditions, deputies say

Mississippi couple charged after baby neglected, born in deplorable conditions, deputies say
Couple charged after baby neglected (Source: Lee County)

LEE CO., Miss. (WMC) - A Mississippi man and woman are behind bars after deputies found a neglected newborn.

Lee County officers were dispatched to a home in Guntown, Mississippi for a welfare check. For days, officers visited the home, but David Fisher Jr. and Nina Gebhart repeatedly denied having the child and claimed Gebhart was still pregnant.

Thursday night, deputies returned to the residence and located the newborn. Officers said the child needed immediate medical attention. Medics took the newborn to a nearby hospital and the child is still receiving medical care.

Fisher and Gebhart were immediately arrested and taken to the Lee County Jail.

Investigators reveal the child was born on November 2, 2020, in the residence with no medical help or attention to the child before or after birth.

Given the desperate medical condition of the child and deplorable living conditions, both suspects have been charged.

Baby born in deplorable conditions in Lee County
Baby born in deplorable conditions in Lee County (Source: Lee County)

Fisher has been charged with felony child abuse and deprivation of necessities with harm. He’s being held with a $1 million bond. Gebhart has been charged with Felony Child Abuse and Deprivation of Necessities with Harm. She’s being held on a $1 million bond. Gebhart also has a prior criminal history involving narcotics.

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