Weaver man jailed after cousin drank acid

WEAVER, Ala. (AP) - A man who allegedly left hydrochloric acid in a soda bottle that his 11-year-old cousin drank, leaving her in critical condition, is being held at the Calhoun County Jail.

Detective Charles Plitt said 42-year-old Thurman Wayne Tubbs of Weaver was held Friday after he surrendered at the police station Thursday evening.

It was not clear if he had a lawyer. Police had been searching for Tubbs since he fled from his camper trailer before they arrived Wednesday for a search of the camper that turned up meth labs.

Authorities said the acid in the bottle was used in the making of methamphetamine.

Tubbs is charged with assault, chemical endangerment of a child and manufacturing meth.

Police said the girl, Kristen Michelle Kelley, accidentally drank the acid from a Sprite bottle on Feb. 13 while playing outside her home.

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