Friday, August 27, 2004

N.Ky. couple face charges
for leaving kids alone

The Enquirer

WALTON - A Northern Kentucky couple are facing child endangerment charges after deputies say they found their children home alone in a mobile home at the White Pine Trailer Park.

Jamal Gatewood, 29, and Shannon Gatewood, 31, both of 91 Ponderosa Drive, are each charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and a year in jail.

Boone County Sheriff deputies said they found the couple's two 9-year-olds, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old at the trailer with no food, electricity or water Wednesday.

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