A 62-year-old Martinsville woman has been charged with one count of distributing to the delinquency of a minor after an infant was found alone in a car in the Walmart parking lot on Commonwealth Avenue on Monday (Sept. 16) morning.

Francis Cabiness Kissee was charged with the misdemeanor offence and released on $1,500 bond, according to Lt. Scott Barker with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a call at 11:33 a.m. in reference to an infant locked in a car parked at Walmart, Barker said. When they arrived, a concerned citizen had already broken the window and removed the infant from the vehicle.

The infant was taken inside the store. EMS workers responded and checked the baby, who suffered no injuries.

Surveillance video from the store determined that the baby was in the car with the engine off for less than 10 minutes, Barker said.

All evidence was reviewed by the Henry County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Child Protective Services.

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