NICHOLASVILLE — The grandmother of a 2-year-old found walking the streets unattended was arrested Tuesday and charged with wanton endangerment, police said.
Nancy Thomas, 66, of Nicholasville was lodged in the Jessamine County jail on a felony charge of second-degree wanton endangerment, punishable by one to five years in prison, police said. No bond had been set as of Tuesday afternoon.
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Police were dispatched to the city's southwest side, where they found a 2-year-old boy wearing a diaper and wandering in a backyard on Melissa Drive.
Police began a neighborhood search for the child's guardian. Thomas was located at her home on Pinoak Drive. She told police that she was unaware that the child had left the house.