GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A Greenville woman has been charged with attempted murder and child neglect after an infant boy was found in a trash can on a city street.
Police spokesman Johnathan Bragg said officers were called to a street around 4:30 p.m. Monday where a baby was found in a trash can. Bragg said the owner of a rental home was doing maintenance when he noticed blood outside the trash can.
Officers found the newborn in a plastic grocery bag wrapped in a blanket in the trashcan.
"I saw the baby after they had pulled it out of the trash can and the fire department got here and I saw that the baby was moving," said Ouida Neasley, a neighbor.
Bragg says the baby was taken to a hospital where he was in stable condition.
Sharon Lenise Ferguson, 29, was arrested in the investigation. It was not clear if she has an attorney.
Investigators said the boy was born sometime Monday.