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Couple arrested after leaving infant in hot car of Flowood Wal-Mart

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FLOWOOD, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Flowood Police arrest a couple after they left their infant in a car Saturday afternoon.

It happened at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Lakeland Drive in Flowood just before 2 p.m.

Another shopper heard the baby crying and discovered it alone in the hot vehicle. The child's father, 36-year-old Thomas Morris and mother, 28-year-old Theresa Sheppard were arrested on site.

The couple is charged with felony child neglect.

Sheppard is also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The two are being held at the Rankin County jail.

The infant was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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