Weather Forecast


Winner woman charged with jumping from 7-foot window holding infant

A Winner Police Department vehicle. (Republic file photo)

WINNER — A Winner woman was charged with burglary and child abuse after jumping from a seven-foot-high window to escape police while holding her infant child, authorities say.

Teyaune Clairmont, 26, was arrested recently and charged with breaking into an apartment and abusing her 1-year-old child by carrying the infant while jumping out of a window, court documents state.

At about midnight on July 1, law enforcement attempted to perform a welfare check on Clairmont but could not immediately locate her.

Officers found Clairmont, who was pregnant and allegedly intoxicated, inside a locked apartment about 30 minutes later, where officers heard a thud, believed to be caused by a dropped baby, court documents state.

Clairmont would not open the barricaded door, according to court documents, so officers broke through the door and entered the apartment. Once inside, the officers discovered Clairmont allegedly jumped out a window approximately seven feet off the ground with her 1-year-old child.

Clairmont allegedly ran into another building, where she was located hiding in a closet and then was arrested.

Officers later learned Clairmont broke into the apartment through a window, and a preliminary breath test at 8:15 a.m. showed Clairmont's blood-alcohol content to be 0.08 percent.

The child was taken to the emergency room, but court documents did not disclose the extent of the infant's injuries.

Clairmont was charged with first-degree burglary, a Class 2 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine; and abuse or cruelty to a minor under 7 years old, a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

She was also charged with obstructing police, jailer or firefighter and resisting arrest, Class 1 misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine; as well as disorderly conduct, a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Bond was set at $50,000.