Onslow Co. Sheriff’s Department has charged a woman based on accusations of strangulation of her minor step-daughter who is only six-years-old. The child has suffered substantial physical injury from the incident of assault, leaving her to spend nine days in the hospital from Nov. 27th until Dec. 5th.
During the search of the woman post-arrest, deputies found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
This Jacksonville woman has been arrested for felony child abuse as well as a number of drug-related charges. Booth appears to be the spouse of a Marine stationed locally. Booth also has several mentions of protecting women’s rights and has vocalized a stance against domestic violence on social media yet we find it fair to believe a contrary reality with the given investigation and charges brought from that.
On November 27, 2018, detectives with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims’ Unit received a report of suspected child abuse of a 6-year-old. The child appeared to have significant injuries on the body requiring medical treatment.
On December 5, 2018, Shoshannah Scarlett-Booth was arrested after the investigation revealed she was the perpetrator. Scarlett-Booth, 38-years-old of Sky Blue Lane in Jacksonville was taken before a magistrate and charged with:
- Felony Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Injury
- Felony Assault by Strangulation
Upon search of Scarlett-Booth during the booking process, several illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. She was given additional charges of:
- Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance
- (3) Counts Trafficking Opium and/or Heroin-Felony
- (2) Counts Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance-Felony
- Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Scarlett-Booth is currently detained in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $132,000 secured bond.
DSS (Department of Social Services) is involved to ensure safety and custody placement of the child based on her needs.
Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Lawrence at 910-989-4066, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018019211 when calling.
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