Elizabethton Man Abandoning His Child Is Arrested

(ELIZABETHTON) — A father is arrested for child neglect after his child was spotted wandering alone on Sunday.

Police say witnesses told them the 18-month-old was seen on North Main Street near Broad Street and they were the ones who called 9-1-1.

A dog was also found with the child and medics were called in to check the child’s health as the temperature was under 40 degrees.

Austin Neff of Elizabethton was taken into custody with bond set at $2,500.