Woman found, arrested after infant found with meth in system
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Crystal Parker, who sheriff’s deputies were looking for after her infant child was found to have “high levels” of methamphetamine in his system, was arrested early Wednesday March 9, a YCSO spokesman said.
Deputies responded to a call for theft of services at home in the 6200 block of Lancelot Avenue about 1 a.m., and spoke with a taxi driver who said he had picked up Crystal Parker, 24, at a casino, but then found she would not pay when they arrived at the house, spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.
Meanwhile, deputies found that the house had been condemned, and had power shut off.
They saw that, although the APS meter was missing, “pieces of silverware” had been used to power the house, D’Evelyn said, and lights were on. The owner of the house confirmed by telephone that it should not be occupied.
Deputies went inside and found Christopher Rogers, 42, in a bedroom with a debit card and a check that suggested to deputies that he had been involved in ID theft, D’Evelyn said.
In the garage, they found Travis Ivy, 28, and Crystal Parker.
“She initially gave deputies a false name, date of birth and social security number hoping to avoid arrest,” D ‘Evelyn said.
Deputies found drug paraphernalia in the house,
Parker’s 10-month-old son had been taken by the state Department of Child Safety days earlier.
“DCS personnel confirmed the tests on the infant revealed exposure due to constant methamphetamine use in the environment and indicated the infant was miserable and going through withdrawals,” D’Evelyn said.
Deputies went back to the home on March 3 to serve DCS paperwork, but Parker would not come out of the house. She ran out a back door, jumped a fence, and got away.
Both Rogers and Ivy were booked at the Camp Verde jail, each for felony trespassing. Parker was booked on charges including child abuse based on the previous case along with trespassing, burglary, criminal damage, two counts of theft of service, and criminal impersonation.