Grandmother charged after being accused of leaving baby in car at Riverchase Galleria

Grandmother charged after leaving baby in car
Grandmother charged after leaving baby in car(Tuscaloosa Police)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 5:23 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:04 PM CDT
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HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - Hoover Police announced charges against a grandmother who is accused of leaving a baby in a car at the Riverchase Galleria.

Hoover Police said it was an 8-month-old baby.

Officers said at 1:34 P.M. on Wednesday, the Hoover 911 center received a call about a child locked in an unattended vehicle in the parking lot of Macy’s at the Riverchase Galleria. A person who parked beside the vehicle noticed the baby alone in the car and called 911.

Police Officers and Fire Personnel arrived on-scene and forced entry into the vehicle to rescue the child. He was evaluated by paramedics at the scene but did not require hospitalization.

As officers removed the baby from the car, authorities say they found a firearm and narcotics in the front floorboard.

Officers located the baby boy’s grandmother inside the mall with three additional children, ranging in ages from three to six years old. The grandmother was detained and taken to the Hoover City Jail. All four children were taken into protective custody and turned over to Jefferson County DHR.

42-year-old Jocelyn Sharmeen Parrish is facing charges including Drug Trafficking, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Parrish is being transferred to a Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $210,000.

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