Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Child Neglect Charges Filed Against Algood Mom

March 29th is the court date for an Algood woman, charged with child abuse and child neglect. Authorities say 27-year-old Patton Alexandra Wethall of Maddux Court was charged after an investigation found her to be sleeping while her three-year-old son was wandering the streets outside. Algood police chief Jim Eldridge says the mother reportedly took some medicine and had fallen asleep, unaware that her child had gotten out of the house. But Eldridge says officials have also received information that the child was nearly hit by a car while unattended. The three-year-old was taken to his grandmother's home on Sunday by someone who knew the family and saw the child walking along the street.