Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said deputies arrested Lisa Dawn Franklin, 25, of Crain Circle in Piedmont, following an incident that happened around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Dispatchers received a call about a four-year-old walking along U.S. 278 near the Calhoun-Etowah county line. Deputies for Etowah and Calhoun County responded, and it was determined the child’s home was at a Piedmont address in Etowah County.
Wade said Franklin had smoked methamphetamine the night before, which allowed the child to wander away. The Department of Human Resources took the child into protective custody.
Franklin is being held in the Calhoun County Jail on child abuse charges with a bond of $7,500. Her court hearing is scheduled for May 12 at 1:30 p.m.
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