An East Ridge woman has been charged with Child Neglect after a person called police to report that her four-year old child was found wandering around a Bennett Road neighborhood.
According to a press release from ERPD, on Wednesday, officers responded to 3585 Bennett Road on a report of a “found child.” Police found that the child had wandered away from a nearby home after having been left unattended by its mother.
A neighbor attempted to make contact with an adult at the home but had no response.
Officer located the child’s mother, Wendy Claribel Tomas Laynes, after one of the child’s grandparents arrived and arranged for the child to be taken home.
The press release states that Laynes was interviewed on the scene and placed under arrest. The charge is a Class E Felony under TCA 39-15-401.