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Mother, son charged in 2020 Amber Alert case

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 00:05:28-04

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Cheatham County mother and her biological son in a 2020 Amber Alert case.

TBI agents investigated Coletta Jean Gorman and her son Alvin Robert Jensen. Agents learned the two mistreated Gorman’s adopted children, one of whom became the subject of an Amber Alert after leaving home to flee the abuse, prompting an Amber Alert.

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Coletta Gorman and Alvin Jensen

The boy was found in the woods days later after taking shelter under a tarp to survive the harsh conditions.

On Wednesday, the Cheatham County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging Gorman with six counts of Aggravated Child Abuse/Neglect/Endangerment.

The indictments charged Jensen with one count of the same offense. Cheatham County deputies arrested Gorman and Jensen Wednesday and booked both into the Cheatham County Jail, where Gorman was held on $550,000 bond, and Jensen was held on $100,000 bond.