MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged Wednesday night with one count of felony child neglect after his girlfriend's sister's 4-year-old daughter was left alone in a known drug area, according to court records.
Willoughby "Will" Charles Horner, 34, of 63 Evergreen Drive, was in Eastern Regional Jail Thursday on $20,000 bail.
Cpl. Willie Johnson, of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, investigated the case. Johnson said the girl was left on a church step on Martin Street in Martinsburg on Nov. 5.
In exchange for using a van, Horner had arranged to drop the girl off at her aunt's home and to drop the girl's older brother off at school, Johnson said.