Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Father Facing Child Neglect Charges
Local law enforcement officials are reminding those who don't know that it is against the law in Tennessee to leave a minor in a vehicle that's unattended. Algood police say they arrested a Cookeville man on a charge of child abuse and neglect after receiving a call to the Walmart store parking lot over the weekend. They allege that 47-year-old Jerry Wayne Shaw Jr. had left his 14-month-old child in the vehicle, while he went shopping inside. He reportedly told officers that he didn't know that was illegal. Authorities say the baby was not injured, but they brought charges against the father.