Woman Facing Charges For Leaving 4 Kids In Hot Car In Downtown Chattanooga

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tiara Jenkins
Tiara Jenkins

A woman is facing charges of leaving four young children in a hot car in downtown Chattanooga.

Tiara Monique Jenkins, 22, is facing four counts of child abuse and neglect. Two of the children are 1 year old, and two are 4 years old.

A man told police he saw the children in a black Toyota Camry in the 600 block of Cherry Street with the windows rolled up and the keys in the ignition. Ms. Jenkins soon showed up.

She first said she thought the children had been with her mother at the Kandy Kastle Daycare. Center. Officials there said Ms. Jenkins had picked up the children.

She then said she was at the Courts Building to get documents so she could find a place to stay. She said she needed the items by 4 p.m. She said she had tried to get her sister to take the children. 

She is also charged with theft of property and criminal impersonation.

Ms. Jenkins was released after making a $75,000 bond.

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