Jefferson City woman gets probation for hiding loaded syringe in baby's crib

Candice Shockley

UPDATE:  In an email dated Feb. 27, 2021:  Shockley reported that she and her boyfriend, Chad Miller, are both in treatment centers recovering; “7 months clean”.

A Jefferson City woman pleads guilty to charges related to exposing her infant child to unsafe conditions.

Candice Shockley, 35, pleaded down to child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance this week.  She was sentenced to five years supervised probation on both charges.  Shockley’s boyfriend, Chad Miller, appears in court next month.

It was in December of 2019 when the Missouri Division of Family Services took custody of the couple’s one-year-old child after finding the house covered with trash and animal feces.  When officers searched the home, they found at least six meth pipes and a loaded syringe that was hidden between the baby’s mattress and box springs.