Sheriff: Boy found wandering, grandmother arrested

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A child is found miles away from home, leading to the arrest of his grandmother.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says an 11-year-old boy was spotted walking near a business on South Laurel Road in London early Wednesday morning.

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Investigators say the boy and his grandmother, 57-year-old Patricia Rose, got into an argument at a home on Rita Lane around 1:30 a.m. and Rose told the boy to leave.

They believe the boy walked eight miles from the home to the business.

Deputies say Rose made no attempt to locate the boy after he left.



Rose was taken into custody and charged with criminal abuse.

Social services is placing the boy with other family members, according to deputies.