Two arrested in Lee County after child found playing in roadway

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Two people faced charges in Lee County after a child was found playing in a roadway.

Crystal Cooksey, 29, was charged with public intoxication and four counts of contributing to the neglect of a child.

Kenneth Dewayne Bass, 31, was charged with felony child abuse. Bass is also a registered sex offender.

Bass and Cooksey were taken into custody after Lee County deputies were called to a home on County Road 1057 for a welfare concern.

Both suspects remain in jail at Lee County Adult Detention Center.

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