Child found wandering, man facing child endangerment charges

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 10:07 AM EDT
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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A man from Martin County is facing charges Tuesday after a 2-year-old was found alone on a roadway.

Brian Dingess is charged with the endangerment of the welfare of a minor.

According to the criminal complaint, on May 28, deputies were called to the 7500 block of New Route 3 after a nearby driver witnessed an unsupervised toddler wandering in the street.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said this is the second time the child has been found alone, roadside within just a few weeks.

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk found Dingess, the child’s guardian, in his home asleep.

Dingess was lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Jail.

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