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Father Arrested After 3-Year-Old Found Wandering

Posted at 11:09 AM, Mar 15, 2019

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A father is facing charges after officials say his young child was found wandering.

31-year-old Michael Troy was arrested around 11 a.m. Thursday at a home off Hicks Lane.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint of a 3-year-old child walking down the road alone.

When they arrived on the scene, they were able to locate the child and found Troy asleep at his residence. Deputies noted that the inside of the residence was in poor condition and the child was very dirty.

Troy is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment.

Social services was called to assist with placing the child.