A Letcher County woman was arrested Monday after allegedly leaving her 2-month-old infant inside an unattended vehicle, Kentucky State Police said.
Nancy M. Castle, 24, of Jackhorn was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor, a police news release said.
A person who heard the infant crying inside a Chevrolet Cavalier alerted trooper Brandon Thomas as he patrolled Whitesburg Plaza Shopping Center.
Castle had gone into an Appalachian Wireless store to buy a cell phone, state police said.
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The child was taken into custody by state authorities. Castle was taken to the Letcher County jail. She also was arrested on several unrelated felony charges.