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‘Malnourished’ Toddler Found in ‘Deplorable Conditions’, Burned by Cigarette, in Fulton Home

Jeremy W. Bailey
Jeremy W. Bailey

Police executing a search warrant in a Fulton home found more than they were looking for.  They found a small child in what they called “deplorable conditions”.

Police searched the 234 Oneida St. home of Jeremy W. Bailey, 22, as part of its investigation into the break-in at the former Fulton Chocolate and Confections plant, for which Bailey was arrested along with eight other people.

From the Fulton Police Department’s press release:

“During the course of the investigation it was found that the nineteen month old daughter of Jeremy Bailey and Melissa Nichols was living in deplorable conditions with no food, toys, bed, or clothes. The investigation revealed the infant would go days without eating and upon examination, a cigarette burn was located on the infants torso. It was also learned the infant had not received any of her immunizations or well baby exams since her birth.”

Nichols, 17, was charged with misdemeanor assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  Bailey was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Bailey was sent to the county correctional facility on bail of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.  He returns to court Friday.  Nichols is due in Fulton City Court on August 4 at 9:00 a.m.