Thursday, July 8, 2010

Couple Charged For Leaving Kids Alone In Car

An August 9th court date has been set for a couple from Clay County, Tennessee, who are accused of leaving their children alone in a hot car. It happened at the Cookeville Kroger store on Wednesday evening. Police say 38-year-old Deshawn Lamont Tucker and 29-year-old Tabatha Kay Newman of Celina are charged in the case. Police say they violated section 803 in Chapter 10 of the Tennessee Motor Vehicle laws. That's the one that makes it a crime to leave children unattended in a vehicle. Authorities say the mother of the five children -- all under the age of ten -- had gone into the store, leaving the kids with her boyfriend. But he then allegedly also decided to go inside, leaving the kids alone. Someone passing by the vehicle reportedly saw the children and called police.