Couple arrested after leaving 10 year old at a convenience store

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. –  A man and woman from Salyersville were arrested over the weekend after allegedly meeting at a convenience store, getting into a fight and leaving a child at the store when they left.  Salyersville Police responded to the Double Kwik parking lot, where a man and woman had allegedly been fighting before driving off in separate vehicles, leaving a 10 year old child behind.  Officers found both vehicles at a nearby gas station, where 44 year old Richard Caldwell was pumping gas.  Officers noted Caldwell appeared to be under the influence of something and administered sobriety tests, which he failed.  Officers also found 37 year old Margaret Wright at the gas station, the mother of the child left behind.  She also failed sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.  In her vehicle, officers discovered prescription medication as well as Suboxone strips.  Wright also admitted to police she was not supposed to have her child, and had picked the child up without permission from the state.  In addition to other charges, she is facing a felony charge of custodial interference.  Caldwell was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and disorderly conduct in addition to DUI.  They both remain lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville.