North Carolina woman took her 7-month-old baby son to a burglary, deputies say


North Carolina mom, 28, is accused of taking her seven-month-old baby to a burglary at a home where she stole medication, a power saw, money, knives, socks and jewelry

  • The McDowell County Sheriff’s office says it found Jenny Annette Skidmore Reel, 28, at the scene of an alleged break-in with her 7-month-old son
  • Deputies say she had broken into a home at around 8.30pm on June 21 and stole medication, a power saw, coins knives socks and jewelry 
  • Reel was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession with intent to sell a controlled substance and child abuse 
  • She was jailed on $50,000 bond  


Jenny Annette Skidmore Reel (pictured) is charged with child abuse and breaking and entering after deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office found her at the scene of a break-in with her 7-month-old son

Jenny Annette Skidmore Reel (pictured) is charged with child abuse and breaking and entering after deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office found her at the scene of a break-in with her 7-month-old son

A North Carolina woman is accused of taking her 7-month-old son to a break-in where she was found with pills and a table saw among other stolen items, officials announced Tuesday. 

Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s office were responding to a report of a break-in at a home on Nix Creek Road, a rural stretch in Marion in  the western part of the state, at around 8.30pm on June 21.

Police said they found Jenny Annette Skidmore Reel, 28, of Marion, at the scene with her infant child. 

After a short investigation the deputies discovered that Reel had gone into the house and stolen medication, a power saw, coins, knives, socks and jewelry. 

Reel also had pills with her, the sheriff’s office said. 

Authorities would not release the exact address of the break-in.  

Reel is charged with child abuse, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance. 

She is jailed on a $50,000 bond, and it is unclear if she has an attorney.

Authorities said they responded to a break-in on Nix Creek Road (pictured), a rural stretch in the western part of North Carolina, on June 21, when they found Reel at the scene, and discovered she had stolen a number of items from the home

Authorities said they responded to a break-in on Nix Creek Road (pictured), a rural stretch in the western part of North Carolina, on June 21, when they found Reel at the scene, and discovered she had stolen a number of items from the home

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