This is a press release from the Bradley County Sheriff's Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2012
Grand Jury Indicts Mother of Boys Who Died of Hyperthermia
The Bradley County Grand Jury on Wednesday, July 18, indicted the mother of two boys who died last month of hyperthermia.
Natasha Mach’e Moses Bates, 26, was arrested tonight by Bradley County Sheriff’s detectives.
On June 28 Moses transported her sons from 879 Keith Valley Road to 851 Armstrong Road where she called 9-1-1. Emergency medical personnel transported River Bates to Skyridge Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Leland Bates was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga where he died the following day.
Through investigation and statements investigators found reason to believe the boys died in a car and an autopsy ruled the cause of death to be from hyperthermia.
Moses was booked into the Bradley County jail where she was charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated child abuse / endangerment, four counts of initiation of manufacture of methamphetamine, and one count of promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.
The drug charges are the result of detectives returning to the home on Keith Valley Road on July 13 under search warrant after receiving information of possible drug activity.
Moses is being held without bond pending arraignment in Criminal Court.