Mother Arrested For Leaving Child Alone In Car For 90 Minutes

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 18:51:35-04

A child is expected to be okay after being left alone in a vehicle for 90 minutes while his mother shopped.

According to police, 20-year-old Kateria Williams left her 2-year-old son in the car while she shopped at the Ross in the 6800 block of Charlotte Pike in West Nashville.

A passerby saw the child in the vehicle crying around 10:35 p.m. Friday and contacted authorities.

The car was running with the air conditioning on, and the child had been in the vehicle for an hour and a half.

His clothes were soiled with urine, and that, plus the air-conditioning, had dropped his temperature to 96.2 degrees.

The child was taken to the hospital before being released to his grandmother.  Williams was charged with child neglect.