Child Locked in Dog Pen

Updated: Thursday, August 7 2014, 07:53 AM EDT
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A Transylvania County woman is accused of putting her toddler in a dog pen filled with animal feces.

Brevard Police arrested Aimee Brown, 30, after the alleged incident happened at a home on Old Hendersonville Highway on Tuesday. Police say Brown told them she was visiting a friends house when she locked her daughter in the dog pen while she looked for a lost ring. Police say the little girl broke free from the pen and ran towards the road.

"I was inside the house and saw it and I screamed," said Stephanie Hall. Hall lives next door to the house with the dog pen. "My daughter was here on her lunch break and called the law."

Hall says the little girl narrowly missed being hit on a car on Old Hendersonville Highway. "It's crazy busy. I wouldn't want my grandchildren who are 12 and 14 out here...much less a two year old."

"I know there have been a number of these in the news recently," said Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris. "The message to parents is to watch your children...a two-year-old needs supervision at all times."

Brevard Police say the two-year-old is being cared for by a grandparent. Aimee Brown is charged with Misdemeanor Child Abuse. She is also charged with possession of stolen property. Police say they noticed she was driving a car with stolen tags and had no insurance.

Brown is in the Transylvania County Jail on $2,000 secured bond.

By: Emma Wright
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