Graves County man charged with wanton endangerment

A Graves County man was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies there say two small children in his care were found walking outside in the snow —one without shoes and the other without a shirt. 

Graves County deputies say the two girls, ages 3 and 4, walked out of a home on Construction Road– knocked on the door of their aunt, who lives down the road. Neither was wearing a coat, deputies say, and their clothes were wet from the snow. 

Deputies say the girls had been home with their mother’s boyfriend, William Franklin, who told deputies he was in the bathroom when the children left the house.

Franklin was arrested an charged with two counts of first degree wanton endangerment. The children were released to the care of their mother.

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