Easley woman charged with leaving baby in arena toilet

GREENVILLE — An Easley woman was arrested last Tuesday, Feb. 8, after police found a newborn baby abandoned in a toilet at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenivlle.
Jessica Blackham, 24, of 529 Odom Road in Easley, was charged with two counts of felony child abuse and one count of unlawful neglect toward a child.
Police believe Blackham gave birth to a baby boy at Greenville arena on Friday, Feb. 4, and left him in the toilet.
Blackham was released last Wednesday on a $30,000 bond.
Officers said Blackham is believed to have been attending the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Bi-Lo Center when the birth occurred.
According to reports, two Bi-Lo Center employees found the baby in the toilet while cleaning following the circus.
The baby was hospitalized following the rescue but is reportedly in good condition.