Call about mistreated child leads to one arrest

WETHERSFIELD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies say when they responded to a Wyoming County home, they didn’t find a mistreated child a caller had warned about, but did find several marijuana smoking devices.

The sheriff’s office was called to Hermitage Road in the Town of Wethersfield late Thursday night after a complaint was made that a 9-year-old boy was being mistreated.

Deputies arrived but found the child in good health. However, several marijuana smoking devices and a small amount of the drug were in plain view of and within reach of the child.

Terry Schell, 51, was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Wyoming County Jail on $1,500 bail.

The 9-year-old boy is safe with a third party. Child Protective Services was contacted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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