EXCLUSIVE: Draya Michele Was Arrested For Child Endangerment! CONFIRMED!!!
As the Basketball Wives LA drama unfolds, we see a cast of women picking on Andraya Michele Howard because she was arrested for Child Endangerment. I don’t condone parents endangering their children in any shape or form, but the other women on this show throwing shade, *whispers* Jackie Christie and Imani Showalter, have both left their children behind to be raised by someone else other than themselves. I think all children belong with their parents, unless the parent is unfit. Leaving a child behind for your mother to raise, is certainly not as bad as endangerment, but it’s certainly not a good look for a reality star, either.
I like Draya, but she is not telling the truth about being arrested for Child Endangerment. The media did not make up this story. In fact, I can confirm to you that it was not a story made up by blogs to slander Draya or Chris Brown, and please note Chris Brown has nothing to do with this case. So I contacted the writer, Steven Henshaw, who posted the article that broke the news on the Draya case, so that I can set the record straight. I certainly dd NOT want Draya accused of something she didn’t do, especially something like this. Henshaw not only stands by his story, but also gives MrsGrapevine.com some additional details.
BTW, Steve Henshaw has no reason to slander Draya, he’s a cop beat reporter that works the Berks County Courthouse in Wyomissing, PA, and often post court cases.Check out what Henshaw says about the case, and find out why Draya is telling everyone the Child Endangerment charges are not true, even though it IS a valid case.
The case has been closed. The entire story was written based on the affidavitt of probable cause that I found at the Berks County Courthouse during my routine rounds as a cop beat reporter. The fact that no “report” or mug shot exists online is irrelevant. All of these skeptics are mistaken to think that everyone who is charged with a crime is dragged to the cellblock in handcuffs and photographed that very day. For a nonviolent crime police often charge a person by summons (to appear in court later).
She [AnDraya M Howard] was sentenced to advanced rehabillation disposition (ARD), which will allow her to clear her record so long as she completes family counseling and community service. I no longer have the report but I wouldn’t put it online if I did. For one thing, the case is closed. Plus, the probable cause that I refer to contains some confidential information about the defendant and her son. Plus I’m not even sure I’m allowed to. Regardless, she was sentenced on the charge of child endangerment, so that means she went before a judge and did not deny leaving her child alone (and think about it, what motivation would this police officer have to make up such a story. He provided vivid details of this boy cooking his own microwave meals, waiting for someone to open the garage door so he could sneak into the building, etc.)
The reason Draya claims the story is made up is because she knows we can’t get access to the original court report that is sealed to protect the minor child involved. But there is a record and an affidavit from the police report with many of the details as reported to a police officer by the child. Draya is right she was not thrown into jail or arrested per se, but she was definitely charged with the crime of Child Endangerment, pending the completion of her ARD (terms of the deal) and community service. Once in compliance, Draya’s record will be sealed or expunged.
Draya can use semantics and say she wasn’t arrested as in handcuffed, or that her son wasn’t taken away from her, that is true, but the charges of Child Endangerment were brought against her in a court of law, and plea was entered. But even with all of this, Draya is young, and there is not a reason for the women on that show to attack Draya and throw so much shade her way. As long as she is growing and trying to make a better way, she will be a fan favorite over the rest of the Basketball Wives LA cast.
-Special thanks to Steve Henshaw for his investigative reporting. You can read the original article here.