Couple Arrested For Trying To Sell Baby Online

Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 23:05:24-04

Police confirmed a couple has been arrested after allegedly trying to sell a 5-month-old baby online.

According to WVLT, the Greeneville couple reportedly tried to use Craigslist to sell the baby.

WVLT added the Elizabethton Police Department got a tip about the ad on Friday. The ad said the two planned to sell the baby for $3,000.

An undercover agent met with the couple, identified as John David Cain, Jr. and Deanna Greer, on Friday evening.

The couple arrived with the baby. They were arrested during what they believed would be the transaction.

The baby was taken into the custody of the Department of Children’s Services.

According to WVLT, Cain and Greer have been charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment. They were being held on a $150,000 bond.