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An unusual case was just the beginning of a busy Friday night for Clarksville Police who responded to four incidents involving children.
"This incident is really out there," said Jim Knoll, public information officer for the Clarksville police department. "We very rarely get something like this."
Police were called to the 2500 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard just before 8 p.m. Friday after a 16-year-old boy said he'd been left on the side of the road by his mother.
The teen told police he and his mother drove there from Alabama so the mother could visit her boyfriend.
He then told police his mother had been drinking, and crashed into another car but refused to stop.
"He was apparently freaked out," Knoll said. "He wanted to get out of that vehicle. He felt endangered and when you get a kid that's that concerned with their safety, it's got to shake them up."
The mother allegedly then drove off and later told police she was back in Alabama and would return to get her son but did not say when.
Warrants for Cheryl Simpson, 42, of New Market, Alabama were issued for child abuse and reckless endangerment.
Police say the boy's father planned to travel from Ohio to take custody of the boy.
"In law enforcement you never know what the evening is going to bring," Knoll said.
Simpson turned herself in to the Montgomery County Jail this morning around 5:45am. She was booked for Child Abuse/Neglect, Reckless Endangerment, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. She has already bonded out on $30,000 bond.
Monday, September 17 2012, 09:57 AM CDT
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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