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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
Originally posted on March 9, 2020 at 9:46 PM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group. To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.
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Public Release – LONOKE COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT
Traffic Crash..Felony Child Endangerment Arrest
On Monday March 9th, 2020 at approximately 0145am, deputies responded to the area of Sand Hill Road for a suspicious person.
Upon arrival they located a car in a ditch partially submerged. Deputies noticed an empty car seat in the vehicle. After clearing the car, deputies started searching the area for the driver. Approx 2 miles from the accident a deputy located a female by the name of Ashley Pringle.
Pringle appeared to be wet and very intoxicated. Pringle is suspected to be the driver of the vehicle. When asked about the car seat, she stated her child was in Benton. Pringle was arrested, upon further investigation deputies learned that she left two small children alone at her house in rural Lonoke County.
The Sheriff responded with deputies to the home and located an approx. 2 year old and a 2 month old alone. DHS was contacted and the father responded home from work to take custody of the kids. The suspect is being charged with two counts of Felony endangering the welfare of a minor, leaving the scene of an accident, and public intoxication. She was transported to the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Detention Center where she will be held until bond is posted or first appearance before a circuit judge.