Hattiesburg parents charged with felony child neglect

HATTIESBURG, MS. - Two Hattiesburg parents are behind bars and charged with felony child neglect Sunday.

According to Hattiesburg Police Department's (HPD) Spokeswoman Latosha Mitchell-Myers HPD officers responded to Ellis Drive in reference to a 3-year-old child found alone in the parking lot.

Myers said the child's parents Roderick Wade, 30, and Tierra Scott, 28, were arrested. "Officers located the apartment and found it unoccupied. Parents later returned."

"Upon investigation they were charged with felony child neglect" said Myers.

Both Wade and Scott are housed in the Forrest County Jail and awaiting their initial appearance.

This is an ongoing investigation according to police.

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