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Grandmother facing child neglect charge in Martinsville faces similar Henry County charge

Teresa Hill and Robert Underwood were arrested March 26, 2021.
Teresa Hill and Robert Underwood were arrested March 26, 2021.(Martinsville Police Department)
Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 9:22 PM EDT
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - A woman charged with child neglect in Martinsville faces a similar charge in Henry County from a year ago.

Martinsville Police responded to Roy St. about 8 a.m. Friday for a report of a lost child.

Officers found a 5-year-old outside, barefoot and in her pajamas. Residents on the street told police they had never seen her in the neighborhood.

After searching the area for a handful of hours, the Martinsville Police Department and the Child Protective Services Unit from the Department of Social Services found her family. Her grandparents, Teresa Hill and Robert Underwood, were charged with felony Child Neglect.

The suspects are being held at the Martinsville City Jail. Hill has no bond, while Robert is being held with a $3,000 secured bond.

Hill also faces a child endangerment charge in Henry County for a similar incident in March 2020.

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