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Plymouth Father Arrested for Child Neglect

August 10, 2011
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08/10/11 This week a Plymouth man was charged with child neglect.

On Monday, August 8th about 4:30 in the afternoon the Plymouth Police Department received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a 4 ½ year old child that was located at the Armory on West Madison Street only wearing a diaper and t shirt, with no shoes. 

When Officer Gilmer arrived on the scene, the concerned citizen stated that the child had been in her care for approximately twenty minutes before she called 9-1-1. 

The father of the child, James E. Mason 32, of Plymouth was located about 35 minutes later at his home in the 1200 block of Harrison Street sleeping.    Mr. Mason was unaware that the child was out of the home.  He was then taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked in for Neglect of a Dependent Life or Health.  A cash bond has been set for $1,000.00 for James Mason and he is scheduled to appear in Marshall County Superior Court #1 on September 6th.

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4 Responses to “ Plymouth Father Arrested for Child Neglect ”

  1. Plycitizen on August 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I happen to know the situation on this story and agree with the last comment before you people who have nothing better to do then throw stones. He was in a pull up, there is a medical reason behind him still wearing pull ups, but not that it is not any of your business. I am a good parent to my children and when they were younger snuck out of the house a time or two while I was still sleep. Thank God, they were safe and it was for a short period of time and were unharmed. So you can lay off your I hope the system does not fail this child. This guy is a single father and doing the best he can. They laid down to take a nap and the child got the door open. It was very traumatic for the child to watch his father being arrested and taken how was that failing the system. Before you people cast your comments know the story and stop your gossiping!!

  2. nla on August 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    First of all before all of you cast your stones stop and think maybe this father worked that night and or couldn’t afford a sitter. He might have fallen asleep and not known the little one got out of the house. Maybe maybe not you don’t know yet. Also he could of had a pull up on and just didn’t take it off yet, either way it is sad for the little one and the father who now is in jail.

  3. momofmany on August 11, 2011 at 9:20 am

    The way things are going around Marshall County, I’m sure the system will fail this little one. Just like many others they have failed.

  4. mimisue07 on August 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    4 1/2…and still in diapers…that also is child neglect!! lets pray that the system does not fail this child!!!!