A couple is facing charges after police say an unattended child fell from a second-story window.

Dispatch received a call shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday from a residence on Wingfield Court reporting that a small child had fallen from a second-story window, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Chris Denham said.

“The investigation revealed that a 2-year-old fell from the window, and that the child’s mother, Allie White, wasn’t even aware the incident had happened until being alerted by a neighbor,” Denham said.

White took the child back into the residence and called the child’s father, Matthew Norfleet, Denham said. The family did not contact emergency services, according to EPD.

When officers arrived, they found the home to be in “deplorable” condition, Denham said.

“During an interview, White admitted to frequently locking the child in the second-story bedroom, unattended and knowing the window was broken,” Denham said.

White was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor. She was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $20,000 cash bond. She’s scheduled to appear Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

Norfleet wasn’t taken to jail, but he was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

Denham said another child was at the residence at the time.

“The involved children were taken to a safe location following intervention from Child Protective Services,” Denham said.

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