- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) - An Oconee County man has been arrested and charged with child neglect after he and an 11-year-old child were found living in a storage building.

Multiple media outlets reported that sheriff’s deputies investigating a fight Thursday morning between 40-year-old Tracey Shane Prater of Westminster and another man discovered the living situation involving the child.

Prater is also charged with third-degree assault and battery. It was not known if he has an attorney.

The child has been taken into protective custody.

Deputies said conditions in the storage building that had been converted into a home were unhealthy and unsanitary.

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