Mom charged after leaving child with neighbor for 8 days

Mom charged after leaving child with neighbor for 8 days


JONESBOROUGH (AP) - East Tennessee authorities say a woman dropped off her child with a neighbor and didn't come back for more than a week.

According to the Johnson City Press, city police found 24-year-old April Jones of Johnson City at the Horseshoe Lounge on Wednesday.

Johnson City police said that after Jones didn't return to her friend's house to pick up the young child for eight days, the friend called them. The department notified Child Protective Services.

Jones was still in jail Friday, charged with felony child neglect. The Washington County Detention Center did not have information about whether Jones had an attorney. She is due in court June 13.

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