Amy Ardella Blankenship, 27, of Logan, was arrested in Logan by the Logan City Police for child neglect with injury on Jan. 9.
According to police reports, on Jan. 8, at 9:30 p.m., the officers received a complaint from Child Protective Services regarding physical abuse to a 4-year-old child and a 3-year-old.
"This officer did observe pictures of bruising on the back and hip," the police report states.
"These officers also observed what appeared to be a burn mark on the child's foot. These officers, along with CPS employees, then went to Charles Street and spoke with the accused and transported her to Logan City Hall. The accused did state she whipped the child with a belt on Wednesday, January 6, 2010."
The officers also obtained a written statement from another individual, then placed Blankenship under arrest.
Blankenship was booked at the Southwestern Regional jail at Holden at 2:14 p.m.
Blankenship is formerly known as Amy White. She is the mother of Hevin Dakota Jenkins, who went missing in December 2005 and was later determined to have died in his aunt’s care and his body was placed in a trash bag along with a tire rim and discarded into the Ohio River in Huntington.
Amy White’s sister, Tonya Sloan, and Sloan’s boyfriend, Anthony Milam, were both charged with murder of a charge and refusing medical treatment.
The baby was initially reported as having been left in a car by his aunt and the car was stolen with the baby inside. Police later determined that story was false.
The body was never recovered from the Ohio River, despite extensive searches by police and other rescue officials.
Amy (White) Blankenship was not accused of any wrongdoing in the case of her missing son.