DARCI JENSEN

A local man is behind bars in the Texas County Jail and faces felony child endangerment charges after an incident at the end of last month.

According to a probable cause statement submitted to the county prosecutor by a Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy, a Missouri Department of Social Services agent reported on Oct. 31 that an 18-month old child had tested positive for methamphetamine. The officer stated he had responded on Oct. 3 to the man’s residence regarding a domestic case, and that three juveniles had at that time been removed from the home and custody of he and a woman.

As a result of the infant’s positive test, Brandon M. Williams, 29, of 10201 Highway 95 in Lynchburg, is charged with two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs and is held on $500,000 bond.

Authorities said the young child also tested positive for THC (marijuana). Testing was performed by the United States Drug Testing Laboratories.

Williams was also charged with abuse or neglect of a child from an incident on Oct. 9, 2015. A woman is charged in the same incident: Darci D. Jensen, 30, of Lebanon. She is held in the Texas County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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