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5-year-old left alone in heavy rain, hail; mother arrested

Becky Campbell • Apr 4, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Jonesborough police arrested a woman Monday after her 5-year-old son was found alone and drenched from standing in the rain after school.

Amber R. Cole, 24, 1298 W. Jackson Blvd., was arraigned on charges of child abuse and neglect and reckless endangerment.

Jonesborough Public Safety Officer Eric Worley responded to a call around 3 p.m. Monday at Cole’s residence “in reference to an abandoned child left in the rain,” he wrote in a court document.


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