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Kingsport couple face charges after toddler found in street

Rain Smith • Mar 2, 2012 at 9:12 AM

KINGSPORT — A young Kingsport couple face charges of attempted child endangerment and other counts after a 2-year-old girl was found wandering in the street Thursday morning wearing a dirty diaper and no shoes or socks.

The child was found about 11:25 a.m. by Linda Lemons, a resident of Ingram Street. Lemons spotted the girl in the roadway while opening a window of her home.

Kingsport police scoured the area for hours, knocking on doors and asking nearby residents if they recognized the child. Police also conducted a reverse 911 call to homes in the vicinity, alerting people that a young girl had been found.

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