West Virginia: Starved 8-12 months-Previous Woman Desperately Leaps from Window to Plead for Meals | US Information

Ryan Keith Hardman (left) and Ellio Hardman (proper) allegedly starved their eight-year-old daughter (Photos: West Virginia Regional Jail)

A starved eight-year-old woman was reportedly seen leaping out of a second-story window holding her teddy bear to search for meals.

The woman’s dad and mom, Ellio and Ryan Hardman, each 33, allegedly starved her earlier than she hopped barefoot from her household’s house and wandered to a Household Greenback retailer, in keeping with a legal criticism obtained by WOWK.

She instructed staff on the low cost retailer staff and cops on July 7 {that a} sandwich made by one in all her three siblings was the one factor that they had eaten for 3 days. She claimed that her dad and mom repeatedly instructed her and her siblings that they not wished them.

‘The little woman she got here by way of the shop, simply walked as much as us,’ Household Greenback worker Kelly Hutchinson instructed the TV station on Monday. ‘And mentioned, “I’m hungry. My mother and pa don’t need me no extra. Do you will have something I can eat?”’

Ellio Hardman has been charged with child neglect

Ellio Hardman has been charged with little one neglect (Image: West Virginia Regional Jail)

Authorities went to the house in Calhoun County, West Virginia, and requested the Hardmans in the event that they knew the place their daughter was. Ryan mentioned he believed she was upstairs with one in all her siblings however that it might not be the primary time that she ran away from house, states the criticism.

The woman instructed cops that she jumped out regardless of varied hazards beneath as a result of her dad and mom wouldn’t let her go downstairs. She mentioned her dad and mom punished her by making her lay in her room with out meals for days, and that it may go on for a whole week.

One other Household Greenback employee, Sandra Knickley, instructed the TV station that ‘it was unhappy and actually regarding and we wasn’t about to let her depart and go wherever else’.

‘So, we simply took her to the again and took care of her till the cops obtained right here,’ she mentioned.

Ryan Hardman told cops that he believed his daughter was upstairs with another sibling and that she had fled the home before

Ryan Hardman instructed cops that he believed his daughter was upstairs with one other sibling and that she had fled the house earlier than (Image: West Virginia Regional Jail)

Cops who searched the house discovered ‘meals within the cabinets, meals pantry, fridge and freezer for the whole household’ that was not expired, in keeping with the criticism. As well as, they found drug paraphernalia.

‘Me having youngsters of my very own, it simply broke my coronary heart her saying she was hungry and haven’t ate,’ mentioned Knicley. ‘No little woman ought to ever really feel like she’s not wished. No child for that matter.’

The woman and three different youngsters had been taken out of the house.

Each dad and mom have been charged with little one neglect and had been booked into the Central Regional Jail on a cash-only $100,000 bond.

It comes lower than two months after two dad and mom in Georgia had been charged with tried homicide after their 10-year-old son ran away from house and was found ravenous and begging for meals within the neighborhood.

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