Regina R. Dilworth, 22, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning after allegedly trying to drown her infant child Saturday morning in a Nampa irrigation ditch.
A woman passing by the ditch in the 400 block of Chicago Street saw a woman later identified as Dilworth holding the infant down in the water, police said. The woman hopped into the ditch and rescued the baby before police arrived.
A man who lives in the neighborhood grabbed Dilworth and held her until police arrived.
“They took decisive action after seeing the baby underwater,” Sgt. Joe Ramirez of the Nampa Police Department said.
Dilworth remained in the Canyon County Jail on Monday, charged with both a misdemeanor and a felony count of injury to a child.
Ramirez said Dilworth, also known as Regina Jurries, was incoherent when officers arrived.
“She was under the influence of something, but we don’t yet know what,” he said.
The baby and a 4-year-old who was also at the scene were taken into protective custody.
Dilworth has two local drug-related court cases pending, according to online court records. In Canyon County, she has a trial set for Aug. 10 on one charge of using or possessing drug paraphernalia. In Ada County, she is scheduled to enter a plea Friday regarding one count of possession of a controlled substance.
She is also scheduled to appear in court Tuesday in Canyon County for a hearing on a petit theft case. The following day she is set for sentencing in a grand theft case, also in Canyon County.