Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Child Neglect Alleged At Algood Walmart

A November 23rd court date has been set for an Overton County woman, charged by Algood police with child neglect. Chief Jim Eldridge says 41-year-old Donna Sharline Huffman of Hilham allegedly drove to the Algood Walmart Monday night, left the engine running on her car, and went inside to shop. He says that someone passing by saw the 9-month-old baby alone in the vehicle and called police. The infant was in a child restraint seat, but police say no one else was in the vehicle, which had been left in the fire lane. Huffman was located inside the store, and authorities say their investigation indicates that the child had been alone for up to twenty minutes. The Department of Children's Services is investigating.