Two-Year-Old Found Wandering Streets

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Some frantic moments overnight for police in Danville when a toddler is found wandering the streets. A passerby saw 2-year-old James Sollee just after 2:30 Tuesday morning on Second Street and called police.

Police canvassed the area and found an open door at a home. They say they found the boy's mother asleep inside the home.

Police say the boy's mother, Donna Vaught, describes her son as "an escape artist."
She says he's gotten out of the home before, during the day.

Vaught also tells 27 NEWSFIRST that she has asked her landlord to change her locks before, but he refused, saying it would violate fire code.

However, she says after this incident, she plans to talk to the building's owner again, and will do everything she can to keep her son safe.

The child is okay and no charges have been filed.


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  • by Jay Location: The vile little town on Aug 23, 2007 at 12:44 PM
    Bart, pervs and predators are everywhere (unfortunately), just look at the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registery sometime. There aren't any more in Danville than anywhere else. Danville has been picked as one of the top 100 small towns in the US, so it can't be that bad. I don't know what you have against Danville, but I think it goes a lot deeper than just this story. By the way, thanks for taking a stab at the Police in your first post. I really enjoy when people do that, especially when there is no relevance to the story what-so-ever. Side note- it doesn't suprise me that you write letters to Michael Jackson.
  • by johnny Location: ky on Aug 23, 2007 at 05:10 AM
    i agre with peggy she did not blame the mother she has a right to say she did not know about chargin the mother i did not see wher she was wrong about any thing she said so lets pray for the mother
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on Aug 22, 2007 at 10:18 PM
    Heather and Sarah you obviously do not read the Danville paper. If you do a little research about Danville you will find that it has more cases of child molestation, attempted abductions, and other weirdness than Lexington. Teachers, child counselors, preachers and so forth... all caught doing things that they ought not! It is a vile, filthy little town! I once sent a letter to Michael Jackson suggesting that he move to Danville so he would fit in. A warning to parents who love their children - STAY OUT OF DANVILLE!
  • by Eastern Kentucky Mom Location: Eastern Kentucky on Aug 22, 2007 at 06:49 PM
    I have seen children get out of things that parents thought they never could! If you listened to the story on the news she is in hud housing and she is not allowed to put any other locks on the doors due to fire hazards! The best thing to do if you can is put some kind of bells or something so if your doors open you will hear them! I have seen my own family members do this sort of thing to keep small children from getting out without you knowing it. Good luck mom! I even had one that would get out during the day but she never tried it at night! Thank goodness! I had to keep a very close eye on her!!
  • by Heather Location: Louisville on Aug 22, 2007 at 12:01 PM
    Bart, what do you have against Danville? Any town or city has pedophiles and perverts. There is nothing wrong with Danville. I guess you will have to beware of taking your children to any town or city. I agree with Sarah, it could happen to anybody and anywhere.
  • by Karen Location: Nicholasville on Aug 22, 2007 at 10:32 AM
    This is to D in Corbin, You act like you are just so perfect. I have got news for you, nobody is perfect and this could happen to anybody. I have got children too, but if you watched the newscast, then you would know that the homeowner would not allow her to put another lock on the door. They said that it was against fire code. I will have that owner know that I guess my new house is against fire code then because I have got more than one lock on my door. She does not have the kind of door that you can put a child lock on. Get your facts straight before you make a decision.
  • by D Location: CORBIN on Aug 21, 2007 at 11:12 PM
    HERE WE GO AGAIN A CASE OF A CHILD BEING LEFT TO DRINK DRANO,EAT MOTH BALLS AND PLAY IN TRAFFIC....AND NEARLY EVERONE IS UPHOLDING HER....I HAVE KIDS,MY KID SLEEP WALKS,MY KID DOES THIS AND THAT......WHAT IS UP WITH THIS?? I HAVE KIDS....I WATCH MY KIDS...I SLEEP WHEN MY CHILD SLEEPS....MY CHILD SLEEPS WHERE IT CAN NOT GET OUT OF MY SIGHT....THERE ARE CHILD LOCKS USE THEM....STOP UPHOLDING PEOPLE LIKE THIS. IF THE CHILD WOULD HAVE BEEN HIT BY A CAR THEN YOU ALL WOULD BE SAYING WHAT A BAD PERSON SHE WAS....WELL GUESS WHAT IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED...BUT THERE INDEED WAS A ANGEL PATROLING THE STREETS THAT NIGHT....THAT WAS THE ONLY REASON HE WAS NOT HIT....WAKE UP PEOPLE IF YOU SPEED YOU PAY A FINE......IF DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS YOU NEED A LITTLE TIME....WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER HOW DID YOU PEOPLE LEARN WHEN YOU WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING? WITH PUNISHMENT!!!!
  • by Stephanie Hampton Location: Morehead on Aug 21, 2007 at 04:13 PM
    We are so glad that little James is safe and home! We will keep you in our prayers!
  • by peggy Location: ky on Aug 21, 2007 at 03:12 PM
    Back to Heather-If you read my statement correctly,I said I DIDN'T want to judge her wrongly,and I DIDN'T say I thought she should be charged with something.I said I wasn't sure how I FELT ABOUT IT, not that I want her charged.I know we're all only human.Please get it right.I only said if I were her I would make sure it didn't happen again;that's all.I just saw the mom interviewed on the news,and she said she was going to try to get another lock...one he can't open.That's ALL I WAS SAYING.I also said I was a light sleeper,and that could make a difference.How is that judging her wrongly? I don't think I'm better than anyone else.You completely missed what I was saying.I get it's not her fault, but like I also said, we, as parents still have the responsibility to protect our children and keep them safe.What's so wrong with me feeling this way?I absolutely agree with you about one thing, though...the little boy was being watched over out there,and I am glad he's doing fine,and back home.:)
  • by Anonymous Location: lexington on Aug 21, 2007 at 01:42 PM
    I'm glad to hear that this child is okay. I'm also glad that there are still people in this world that will help look out for everyone, in a situation such as this one and not take advantage of a young child that has escaped from his own home. Again I'm glad to hear that he is okay, and I'm sure the mother is very thankful that there was an angel watching over him that morning. And to the owner of the home, hopefully things can be decided on soon with the locks that way the family and the child are safe at all times! I'm sure there is some sort of child safety lock that can be placed on the door or an alarm when it is opened.
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