July 22, 2019 - Scottsboro Police Department officers responded to a call at Walmart, located in the 24000 block of John T. Reid Parkway, in reference to an unattended child locked inside a vehicle. Officers arrived and observed the vehicle not running and locked. The child, eight months old, crying inside. The temperature was around 89 degrees at that time. Officers gained access inside the vehicle by breaking a window. The child was treated by medical personnel on scene and is doing fine.
Officers determined the child was left unattended in the vehicle approximately 15 minutes before officers arrived.
Angela Marie Dobbins, 46, and Anita Jean Dobbins, 18, both of Scottsboro were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.
The Department of Human Resources placed the child in temporary care pending their investigation.