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Toddler wandered streets; grandmother charged

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.

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.