Miss. woman charged with child neglect

Published 2:45 pm Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A 20-year-old Hattiesburg woman has been charged with felony child neglect after leaving her 9-month-old son in a car while she went shopping.

Sgt. Allen Murray said that Bobby Joe McSwain left the baby in the car after 5 p.m. Sunday while she went into a Wal-Mart store.

Murray said a witness saw the baby in the car and called police.

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He said police arrived and removed the baby from the car. McSwain was arrested after she returned to the car and was booked into the Forrest County Jail.

It was not immediately known whether McSwain has an attorney.