Crime & Courts

Mother, father charged with child abuse

A mother and father in McDowell County have been charged with child abuse.

The McDowell County Sheriff's Office has charged Roger Tully Frady, 23, and Meitta Yvone Elliot, 23, each with two felony counts of child abuse.

Detective Paul Alkire said that the couple's children a 1-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy had a very high level of methamphetamime in their systems.

Frady was charged with the murder of 41-year-old Ronnie Eugene Lewis, of Cherokee Way on August 2, 2014.