Two people face child abuse charges after a 5-year-old boy was found naked in a convenience store parking lot early Sunday morning in Iredell County
Kenneth Lee Stigall, 33, and Betty Jean Stigall, 29, of Statesville, were each charged with misdemeanor child abuse according to Statesville Police
Officers were called to the Kangaroo Express on Turnersburg Road, around 6 am Sunday after receiving a report of a nude child inside the store. Officers spoke with store employees, who said the child was seen running around the parking lot before walking into the store and appeared to without adult supervision.
Officers later received a call from someone at a local hotel who said the parents of the child were there. The parents said the child must have left their room while they were sleeping.
The Department of Social Services was contacted . After gathering information, the parents were charged and DSS took temporary custody of the 5-year-old as well as two other children, ages 4 and 12.