UPDATE (7:55 p.m. EST):
On Wednesday afternoon, West Memphis police reportedly arrested Kadasha Bedford, the Arkansas mother wanted in connection with last month’s overdose of her toddler son. There is no additional information available at this time.
An Arkansas woman is wanted on second-degree murder charges after her 17-month-old son reportedly ingested a deadly quantity of crack cocaine while in her care.
Local Memphis reported the fatal incident occurred May 2 in a hotel room at the Crown Inn. The child’s death resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for Kadasha Bedford, 34. She’s charged with second-degree murder and three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor (stemming from the same incident).
WREG reported that the toddler’s father, Anthony Lewis, 37, is currently jailed on the same charges in addition to illegal possession of a firearm. He’s being held on $25,000 and $125,000 bonds.
The West Memphis mother reportedly remains on the run. Anyone with information regarding Kadasha Bedford’s whereabouts is instructed to call Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at 870-732-4444 or the West Memphis Police Department at 870-735-1210.
[Featured image: Kadasha Bedford/West Memphis Police Department]