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Two arrested for child neglect after leaving child unattended

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police say a pair was arrested after a child was left unattended in a car at night.
 
Indiana State Police say on Sunday night, two state troopers from were attempting to serve an arrest warrant near the Jay C Food Store in Scottsburg. While troopers were there a female came to them stating there was a small child locked in a car with no parents or guardians in or around the vehicle.
 
A release issued by Indiana State Police says that troopers found a child locked inside of a white 2001 Mitsubishi. The child was buckled into a car seat, and the doors to the car were locked.
 
One trooper stayed with the child and the other trooper went inside of the store and located the child's parents. 

Indiana State Police say that Clayton Koch, 25, and Ashley Davis, 22, allegedly left the 16 month old child in the car because they said the child was asleep when they arrived at the store to go shopping.
 
According to a release by Indiana State Police the child was left alone inside the vehicle for approximately twenty minutes.
 
The child, who was not injured, was taken under the control of the Division of Family and Children in Scott County. 

Koch and Davis were both arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail, and charged with neglect of a dependent.
 
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