Mom accused of putting rifle in crib


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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Missouri (KSDK) – A St. Charles County, Missouri woman has been charged for allegedly leaving a loaded rifle in a crib with her child.

Police say they were called to the home of 37-year-old Cheryl Darlene Dudley Monday when someone saw Dudley’s 22-month-old daughter tied to the garage with rope.

A rife was found in the girl’s crib. She had numerous flea bites on her body.

Narcotics were found within reach of the girl and her 7-year-old sibling. Feces was also found inside the home.

Dudley is charged with eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of child abuse. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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