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Kingsport police: Parents passed out at Kingsport Aquatic Center charged with child neglect

July 1st, 2013 2:12 pm by Rain Smith — Kingsport Times-News

Kingsport police: Parents passed out at Kingsport Aquatic Center charged with child neglect

Brett A. Jackson, 31, and Brandy N. Griffith, 26

BRISTOL — A Bristol, Tenn., couple have been arrested at the Kingsport Aquatic Center after they were reportedly found passed out in a vehicle — one naked, the other with her breast exposed — leaving their young children unattended for at least three hours. 

An affidavit filed in Kingsport court says city police were called to the Aquatic Center, 1820 Meadowview Parkway, at approximately 6:20 Sunday evening. The facility had closed 20 minutes earlier, with staff saying they had been searching for the parents of three children since 3:30 p.m.

Court records identify the children as ages 7, 7 and 6. Two had approached a lifeguard hours earlier, saying they couldn't find one of their brothers. After locating the missing child Aquatic Center staff began a search for their parents, allegedly paging them over the intercom system multiple times.

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