Jackson Police have charged a 28-year old woman who left her 2-year old child sitting alone in a hot car last Friday.

Police responded to Bennetts Mills Plaza on West County Line Road around 3:00 pm and found the child who was showing the symptoms of being left in a hot vehicle.

First Aid responded to check the child and nothing major is being reported.

The 28-year old driver and mother of the child told officers she only went in the store for 5-minutes and left the child behind in the vehicle because she didn't have a mask for the child to wear inside the store.

Jackson Police then arrested the mother and charged her with 2nd degree endangering the welfare of a child, failure to secure the child properly in a child seat and driving with an expired license.

DCPP was contacted and the child was turned over to a family member.


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