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Mother charged after child seen in window

NET News Service • May 29, 2013 at 7:56 AM

ELIZABETHTON — A mother was arrested on child neglect charges on Sunday after an Elizabethton Police Department officer noticed a 3-year-old child standing on the ledge of an open window of Lynnwood/Lynnridge Apartments.

Amber Elizabeth Murphey, 25, Apt. E-6, 1249 Bluefield Ave., was arrested by Officer Sarah Ellison on a charge of aggravated child neglect and a separate charge of child neglect.

She is scheduled to answer the charges in Sessions Court on July 8.

Ellison said she was notified by a witness that the child was standing in the open window. Ellison said the child was holding the window and balancing on the window ledge. She said the window was estimated to be more than 25 feet off the ground.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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