Couple arrested for child neglect

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has charged two people with Unlawful Child Neglect. Detective Tracy Fowler has charged Charles C. McCorkle, age 65, and his common law wife, Patricia Diane Storie, age 35, both of 713 Holly Grove Road in Blacksburg.

Both are accused of child neglect involving two of their four children. One child was injured with a 1" by 2" wooden board and another showed signs of old injuries involving broken bones that were not treated. 

Both are being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting bond. The children's ages range from 5 years to 18 months. All four children have been taken into protective custody.