Woman charged as unlicensed midwife after death of newborn baby | Crime
SALISBURY - Police in Charlotte arrested a woman wanted in Rowan County for practicing midwifery without a license.
56 year old Emily (Amy) Medwin was arrested by CMPD on Sunday afternoon on the Rowan County warrant, and also charged in Charlotte for resisting an officer.
Captain John Sifford of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office told WBTV that on January 20 a new born baby died after being born in the parent's home in western Rowan County.
Sifford said that Medwin had been working with the couple as a midwife for several months, and was present at the birth. Workers at Rowan Regional Medical Center contacted the sheriff after the child's death was reported, according to Sifford.
Investigators looking into Medwin's record discoverd that she did not have a license to be a midwife in North Carolina as state law requires. She did have such a license to practice in Virginia.
Medwin has a prior charge on her record for the same offense, according to Sifford.
Sifford stated that there would not be any charges related to the death of the child.
Medwin's home is listed as East Bend, NC. She was released on bond.
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