By: CJ Cassidy
A close call for two young children - after they wander onto a busy highway. The 25-year-old mother of those children now faces charges of Child Endangerment.
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says he found the kids on Benton's busy Highway 61, after a neighbor called 911. And if you think that's frightening, police say the rest of the story might shock you.
With three strikes against her, it's no surprise Michelle Cox of Benton went to jail. "The first time they were close to home; the second time they wandered a little further off.
The Scott County Sheriff took the children away to safety and then tracked down Cox at her home on Mack Street. "When they asked her if she knew where her kids were, she said "I have kids?"" Beardslee says.
Now Cox's neighbors hope her arrest helps prevent a tragedy. "I chased them home one time, and said they should not be bicycling in the middle of the street. Their mom should be with them," neighbor Mike Ponder suggests.