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Parks mom arrested after two-year-old sustains gunshot wound

Posted: 10:53 AM, Mar 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-08 12:05:55-05

A St. Martin Parish mother was arrested on Thursday after deputies say she allegedly gave misleading information about how her two-year-old son sustained a gunshot wound to the arm.

Deputies say they were called to St. Martin Hospital on Monday night in reference to a report of a two-year-old with a gunshot wound to his arm.

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Chelsey Wiltz
Courtesy St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s office

The child’s mother, 22-year-old Chelsey Paige Wiltz of Parks, was arrested after deputies say she allegedly gave misleading information about how the shooting occurred.

An investigation into the incident determined that the child allegedly gained access to an unsecured firearm at a residence in St. Martinville and the gun discharged, striking him in the arm.

The investigation also uncovered illegal narcotics at the residence.  A warrant was obtained for Wiltz and she was arrested on Thursday and booked on the following charges.

  • 1 count Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrument
  • 1 count Obstruction of Justice
  • 1 count Prohibited Acts; Schedule 1 (MDMA)

Wiltz was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center.

The two-year-old was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.