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Saluda County couple arrested; charged with unlawful neglect of a child

Phillip A. Davis, 33, and Somaly Elaine Davis, 37

Phillip A. Davis, 33, and Somaly Elaine Davis, 37

A Leesville couple is facing charges after the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office asked state agents to investigate an injured 10-year-old, according to a release from the State Law Enforcement Division.

 Phillip A. Davis, 33, and Somaly Elaine Davis, 37, were charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.
If convicted, they could face a maximum penalty of a fine and 10 years in prison, the release said. The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office requested SLED investigate, and the state Department of Social Services and the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office helped SLED with the investigation.

Both were booked at the Saluda County Detention Center, and the case will be prosecuted by the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.