Parents in Centralia child neglect case discovered in South Carolina beach motel

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Anthony S. Foxworth Sr. and Mary G. Foxworth are jailed on the East Coast.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The couple who skipped out on their court hearing in which they were to be sentenced for the severe neglect of their teenage son were located yesterday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Anthony S. Foxworth Sr., 45, and Mary G. Foxworth, 43, were taken into custody based on a no-bail warrant issued in Lewis County Superior Court.

The Foxworths pleaded guilty last month to first-degree criminal mistreatment and failed to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon.  They were facing a standard sentencing range of 51 months to 68 months in prison.

Centralia Police Department detective Patty Finch said she got word just before 12:15 p.m. yesterday the couple was in custody.

Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department contacted the Foxworths at a motel after spotting their green and gray Chevrolet Suburban in the parking lot. An incident report indicates police there had been contacted by investigators from Centralia who passed along information about the general location where they could be found.

They have been booked into jail and presumably will be extradited back to Lewis County.

The Foxworths had been out of custody since the beginning of the case on unsecured bonds.

When the case was first charged in December of last year, the court files for the two showed they resided on South Tower Avenue in Centralia, but Finch said this week police found their home vacant and that Mary Foxworth had been living in an apartment in Olympia.

Centralia police began investigating in January of last year, after couple took their 16-year-old son to the doctor, and he was hospitalized with severe malnutrition, weighing just 54 pounds.

Prosecutors alleged the boy had not seen a doctor since 2007 and had not been enrolled in school since 2011, yet had two siblings who appeared healthy and presented little concern.

For background, read “Parents of mistreated Centralia teen are no shows for sentencing hearing” from Wednesday November 1, 2017, here

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6 Responses to “Parents in Centralia child neglect case discovered in South Carolina beach motel”

  1. BobbyinLC says:

    The good news is it sounds like the 16 year old is responding well to treatment and food. He has gained weight and grown 4 inches. Hopefully there has been no permanent brain damage done by malnutrition and he can see that there people in the world who do care.

  2. Disgusted says:

    This is heartbreaking to me. Why have a child if you don’t have the capacity to care for them? I hope they get life because they have changed the entire life of this child. Horrific and brutal. Hopefully they will get what is coming to them and I hope they get put into general population

  3. BobbyinLC says:

    Well the facts are they have pled guilty so I do not have to shut the F*&k up.
    You cannot even put together intelligent sentences.

  4. Dr Gringo says:

    So, brother, why don’t YOU tell us the truth? You can set the record straight right here in a paragraph or two.

  5. The brother says:

    Untill you know the facts. Shut the f#@k up. Did you even goto any of the court dates . Did you do e any investigation of your own. You probley just sit back being a dip$h!t believing reporter’s. That has not done any research thems .
    And you . you stupid column writer. Get out from your desk. Go out find the trurth. The people have it. Dont be scared!

  6. BobbyinLC says:

    Niether one of them looks like they have missed any meals recently. Plead guilty then run before sentencing. THis shows no remorse and any plea deal they had before should be revoked and full sentences be imposed.

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