Woman found unconscious with infant in dirty Skowhegan home, police say

Stephanie Freeman (Somerset County Jail)

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) -- Skowhegan Police have arrested a woman who they say was found unconscious next to a baby in an apartment.

Skowhegan Police responded to a noise complaint at an apartment around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say two officers, "fearing for the welfare of the residents," entered the home through a window after they saw a woman in the fetal position and a naked infant lying on a debris-covered floor.

Police say they found cat feces, vomit and prescription bottles in the apartment along with a half-empty case of beer inside the refrigerator.

Police charged 28-year-old Stephanie Freeman, of Skowhegan, with endangering the welfare of a child.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has placed the child with a family member.

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