6/18 Jackson Woman Has Plea Hearing Date Set in Child Neglect Case

31-year-old Amanda Hodges from Jackson who faces child neglect charges was back in a Washington County courtroom on Monday afternoon with her new attorney. On June second, Hodges made an initial court appearance without an attorney. According to the criminal complaint when the Jackson Police and a Washington County Human Services social worker arrived at Hodges’ apartment April tenth in response to a referral that the children had not been attending school and about alleged drug use by her, they allegedly found the apartment “in complete disarray and extremely filthy, with garbage on the floor, and an overwhelming smell of rotting food from old food in the kitchen. They also allegedly discovered empty, unlabeled pill bottles as well as needles and a crack pipe. Hodges allegedly slurred her words when speaking with officers. Based on her physical and mental state , Hodges was taken to a hospital emergency room for treatment of a possible drug overdose. Her children were removed from the home and placed into protective custody out-of-home care. A plea hearing date has been set for July ninth at nine forty five am. If found guilty on the four counts of child neglect, she could be sentenced to up to nine months in jail on each one and up to $40,000 in fines.

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