Child found wandering, man facing child endangerment charges
Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 10:07 AM EDT
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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