A MOTHER IN BUCHANAN COUNTY HAS BEEN ARRESTED AFTER LEAVING HER YOUNG CHILD UNATTENDED IN A PARKING LOT
A mother has been charged with felony child neglect in Buchanan County. 36-year-old Jamie Partusch is facing child neglect charges after her 3-year-old child was found in an AutoZone parking lot alone. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says deputies and officers from the Grundy Police Department were called to the AutoZone at around noon on Monday and found Partusch's 3-year-old child unattended in the parking lot. The child was not harmed or injured, but the Department of Social Services were called to the scene and took the child into emergency custody. Investigators discovered that the child lived in the same community as the AutoZone and were able to discover that Partusch was the mother. She was booked into the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority Haysi Facility, where she is being held on a $5,000 bond.