POLICE: East Tennessee woman left child in hot car, could face charges

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Last weekend, as temperatures neared 90 degrees, police in Madisonville say a Tellico Plains woman put her young child at great risk.

Authorities say Kristen Overly left her 4-year-old daughter in her car while she made a trip into a Wal-Mart in Madisonville.

Police, Fire and EMS were soon on the scene, as well as the Department of Children's Services.

According to Madisonville Police Chief Gregg Breeden, no charges have been filed, but there is still the possibility that Overly will face child neglect charges.


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  • by Lisa Location: Wartburg on Jun 15, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    What is wrong with this woman? She needs to be put in a car that hot and left there. See how long she can stand it. Well really she needs that poor child taken from her, and not given back to her. Too many people would love to have a child and cant have them for some reason. I SAY TAKE THE CHILD AND DONT GIVE HER BACK. BAD MOM..
  • by kooler10 Location: powelltn on Jun 13, 2008 at 07:53 PM
    THAT LITTLE GIRL SHOULD BE PUT IN FOSTERCARE THE MOTHER DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO TAKE THE LITTLE GIRL INTO WALTMART. WOULD SHE TAKE THE TIME TO PICK OUT HER COFFIN.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2008 at 02:41 PM
    We the people need more info and it is the reporters job to provide the info. I want to know why she has not been charged yet? Is she the daughter of the mayor or something? plese report more on this subject.
  • by angela Location: jefferson city on Jun 12, 2008 at 06:33 PM
    How has this woman not been charged yet? People like this does not deserve to have children!
  • by Debby Location: Kokomo IN on Jun 11, 2008 at 08:24 PM
    There is NO excuse for anyone to leave a Child in A CAR PERIOD !! WAKE UP YOU STUPID PEOPLE!!

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