Strung out mom-of-four found passed out in car, kept young daughter bound with zip ties: Police

A Kentucky woman who officers found under the influence of multiple drugs is facing additional charges after her three children were found home alone in substandard conditions, police said.

Kentucky State Police said they got involved Thursday evening, following reports of a woman passed out behind the wheel and a child running outside nearby. The mother, Roxanna Williams, 33, confessed to using Xanax, Suboxone, and meth, and had fresh injection marks, according to an arrest citation obtained by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Police alleged that Williams couldn’t tell them where her other three children were, leading them to go to her Somerset home. There, there found her three daughters—ages 8, 4 and 10 months—living in a home that police said was in “deplorable condition,” the newspaper reported.

Officers reportedly noticed the 4-year-old girl’s ankles were bound with zip ties and that she was in poor health. The citation stated that the girl had a large scratch on her head and wrist, bruises on her back, abrasions on her neck, and she was unable to move one of her arms.

The girl, who was in visible pain, reportedly went on to tell police that her mother locks her in the basement and kicks her.

The children were placed in protective custody and taken to the hospital for treatment, according to a police statement. Meanwhile, Williams was charged with DUI, wanton endangerment, assault, criminal abuse, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a minor.

The Kentucky mother is being held on $100,000 bond. She’s expected to appear in court on September 26.


[Featured image: Roxanna Williams/Pulaski County Detention Center]