Chattanooga PD: Mother arrested after 3-year-old girl found playing naked in lawn fountain

Chattanooga police say a young girl was found naked in a neighbor's yard. Now her mother, Kelley Denney, faces charges for endangerment. (Images: Chattanooga PD, WTVC)

Chattanooga police say a young girl was found naked in a neighbor's yard. Now, her mother faces charges for endangerment.

According to an arrest report, police found Kelley Denney's 3-year-old child in a neighbor's lawn fountain on Thursday, April 18.

Neighbors told police that Denney had left her home, and moments later her daughter came out of the house without clothes and began walking down the road. Police say the road she was walking is a busy one, and was very dangerous to the child.

As officers were trying to locate Denney, they say she returned. According to the report, she told police that she'd left her daughter alone because she'd gotten into an argument with one of her other daughters, and had left afterward.

Kelley Denney was arrested and charged with child neglect - endangerment.

Chattanooga Police say they have called Child Protective Services about the incident, and a family member came to pick up the 3 year old.

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