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Hephzibah Girl Not Fed for 5 Days; Mom Arrested


A Hephzibah mother was arrested while walking her malnourished daughter to McDonalds Thursday afternoon.

A deputy discovered the child hadn’t been fed in five days because of the mother’s meth addiction. In fact, the deputy noticed suspect Lacey Cadle was “tweaking” from meth use while walking with the girl on Kissingbower Road during school hours Thursday, according to a sheriff’s report

“(Cadle) was flicking her head from side to side and kept licking her face,” the deputy’s report says.

Cadle told the officer her daughter was not in school because she was sick and needed medical attention for a throat problem that she was having.  The mother told the officer that the girl has an ongoing problem after swallowing Muric acid two years ago.

“The child had not eaten since the previous Sunday (five days previous).” the report says. “The accused claimed that she had not taken her to the hospital because she had been busy. She then admitted … that she had been getting high on meth the previous night. She had been staying with her boyfriend at 1925 Thomas Lane.”

The child was very dirty had a large cut or scrape on her chin and her teeth seemed to be mostly missing, the report says.

The deputy called for an ambulance and a paramedic discovered the little girl had a fever, a high heart rate and appeared to be malnourished. The Department of Family and Children Services was notified and the child was taken into their care to be placed somewhere safe.

Cadle, 25, of Hephzibah, was charged with deprivation of a minor.

At the home where Cadle was staying on Thomas Lane, officers found a used meth pipe on a dresser and a marijuana pipe on a nightstand in easy reach of a child.

Cadle made news three years ago in Burke County when she was arrested for drugs while driving around in a mobile meth lab. In that case, Cadle allegedly dropped Hydrocodone and Xanax pills on the ground while officers were investigating the male driver’s mobile meth lab.


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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. I hope she turns her heart toward God, so he can clean her life up. Then he will restore everything the enemy has taken from her, including her child. God is able to stabilize her life, and glad to do So, I’m praying for her, and her baby. Her addiction isn’t stronger than God. My heart breaks for her. Neither her child nor her, deserves this ugly situation. # God give her your peace

    • The only one who can clean her life up and stabilize it is herself. God isn’t going to do anything. He never has and never will. Because he’s a figment of your imagination. But hey, whatever helps you get through your day.

      Sorry. I’m just allergic to people who go “They need to turn to God” “Only if they turn to God can they be saved!”. It makes me nauseous.

      • But yet you having no faith follow your own imagination and watch movies man made images games and things and follow your own way. Your blind as bat and you condemn others that aren’t as ignorant as yourself. . You do need to know that there is a judgement higher than our own.. You’ll never see it cause The Righteous are an abomination to those who are sickened with non believing.. It would be in your best interest to seek The Lord Our God.. Its only natural to feel the want to run away.. there is only condemnation in non belief.. open your eyes to just how dark these times are and how life would be if no body above cared.. there wouldn’t be any of us here to care either. . You can’t change the Truth and The Truth is Jesus Christ is The Creator and only Savior. . No matter how much you argue you can’t change His decisions or irreverse what He has in store for His Waiters or Who He is.. its not something any of us can understand even if you try only way to come close is to seek Him.. give Him your undivided attention and know your way under from where He is.. know that He does love you..

        • Please stop forcing your nauseating drivel on me. It makes me cringe.

          You call me ignorant because I condemn people for believing in God, and yet not long after you say there is only condemnation for non-believers. You do realize how amazingly contradictional that is, right? I think it’s pretty obvious who here is blind as a bat.
          I simply don’t believe in things I can’t see with my own two eyes, and God happens to be one of those things.

          You tell me to seek “Lord Our God” and spew drivel like “Truth and The Truth is Jesus Christ is The Creator” but do you actually have any solid proof of this? Besides a book that could very well have been written by a random homeless person. That’s right, you have none. All you have is conjecture and no facts. And no, a book does not equal fact.
          But let me bring up some interesting and fun facts about your religion.

          (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

          If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

          What kind of lunatic would make a rape victim marry her attacker? Answer: God.

          Lev. 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them.”

          Your God dictates that people who are homosexual must die. Do I need to say more? Detestable.

          Deuteronomy 20:10-14

          If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

          *slow clap*

          The infamous “God works in mysterious ways” line is simply a useful dodge when the speaker doesn’t understand the conflict between what the bible SAYS and what they WISH it said.

          I know this is the Old Testament, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is how your “God” wanted things to be.

          I elect to believe in my own strength and those whom I hold dear and support me rather than some imaginary being.

          I don’t believe I need to say anymore.

          • The Bible God and I are cool. But demanding you do what I do doesn’t get you to obey my orders. If anything it pisses everyone off and invites you to head in the opposite direction. I apologize on behalf of decent people everywhere.

          • Eh, I went a bit overboard myself.

            I apologize to anyone who believes, I don’t have anything against people who do believe even if I give off that kind of vibe. I just can’t take it when people say “Turn to God and you’ll be saved” when all a person has to do is accept help from others and gather the courage and strength to TRY and change their lives for the better, it has nothing to do with God. That was pretty much my only gripe with Melissa’s comment, but I realize now I was a bit too offensive with what I wrote.

            Again, I apologize. And yes, meth is indeed bad. Stay away from it kids.

          • I have to agree with you. Nothing more pathetic than “I will pray for you” which equates to “I will do absolutely nothing to help you”. But, when you speak reason and truth, you have to expect to ruffle some feathers.

          • maybe you feel this way cause you studied the bible and not believe what The Lord was talking about or maybe you never opened yourself to why God has put for penalties.. Our very own law here in america say if you commit murder you get death.. and alot of us has broke law in the mans world and never picturing God and got way with it with no consequences not knowing that there is consequences because the ol so secretive God forewarned by the negitive impressions in your heart(knowing right from wrong and doing the wrong along with conviction and guilt).. alot of ppl say they have seen God or saw what He has done.. just implore the functions of your body we very much know about them but yet because of the perplexity we cant describe how it was made.. God aint so mysterious as they saY.. HE told us what would before it would happen He speaks and it is how He meantit… the message of Christ was spread through out this country before the internet was ever invented and how did the power the Word drive through out many nations starting from Israel.. that alone is amazing… He made those laws at first to put to every ones face was to let you know you wont ever be perfect and we do deserve the wages we wroth apon ourselves so how are you gonna intrude when you dont really know the truth…. your nausea is only because of your self denial knowing u deserve death but yet you cant yet describe or know how to save yourself.. dont say its because i made myself u dont know nothing of above not bit of that in you

          • Going to ignore the bigger part of your comment as it’s just the usual drivel.

            So what you’re saying is that because I don’t believe in “God” I deserve death? You’re not really making a good case for yourself or other believers. You’re just proving how twisted people like you are. Also, again, contradicting yourself. I don’t know about you but I’d preferrably not believe in a religion that encourages the death of people who don’t believe in it. I absolutely despise religious fanaticism. All you’re doing is proving how screwed up religion is and how much it screws up people. So good job with that, I guess.

            There is no proof that “God” exists. Until you have that proof anything you say is purely subjective and nothing more than conjecture. Deal with it.

            But like I said, I have nothing against people who do believe. I do think they’re weak and blind to have to believe in something that isn’t real when they have so many other things right in front of them however.

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