- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Lee County woman is charged with child neglect after a motorist found her 4-year-old son wandering a county road alone.

Sheriff Jim Johnson says 22-year-old Alicia Rodgers is being held on $75,000 bond after an initial court appearance Wednesday. It is unclear if she has an attorney.

Johnson says a passing motorist found the child about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the near freezing temperatures. The motorist took the cold, wet child home and called 911.

Johnson says it took deputies over an hour to find Rodgers. He says the woman told deputies she had not seen the child since she went to sleep around 11:30 the night before.

Johnson says Rodgers tested positive for methamphetamine.

The child was released to his biological father.


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