Man Charged After Leaving Children in a Car
A Fort Payne man is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he is spotted by police walking down a county road. Justin Pinkney is accused of leaving two children alone in a car. Investigators say the children appeared to have been left in the car for some time. Department of Human Resources and DeKalb County Investigators were called to the scene. Sheriff Jimmy Harris says, "When the weather is this hot outside it puts everybody in danger of heat exhaustion or something worse if they are left in a vehicle for a long period of time without air.