Mother charged after 18-month-old found walking in road

Courtney M. Oakley
Courtney M. Oakley

By Heartland News

BENTON, KY (KFVS) - A woman faces a child endangerment charge after a her 18-month-old child was found walking in the middle of the road.

Someone called the Marshall County Sheriff's Department at 11 a.m. Wednesday about a child walking in the road in the 2700 block of Walnut Grove Road.

A sheriff's deputy went house to house knocking on doors.  After knocking several times, the mother of the child came to the door and said she just woke up.  She said she did not know where her child was when asked.

Courtney M. Oakley, 20, of Benton, faces an endangering the welfare of a minor charge and was taken to the Marshall County Detention Center.

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