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Father left toddler at home to play kickball, police say

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James Meadows is charged with child neglect. James Meadows is charged with child neglect.
Camille Meadows is charged with her second DUI offense Camille Meadows is charged with her second DUI offense
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -

A Hendersonville father was taken into police custody Monday night after he left his 14-month-old child home alone for more than two hours.

Police discovered the toddler had been left alone when they stopped the child's mother, Camille Meadows, around 9:30 p.m. for suspicion of driving under the influence.

After learning of the unattended child, officers went to Meadows' home located on Hunt Club Boulevard where they discovered the toddler in an upstairs bedroom.

Authorities reported the child's father, James Meadows, returned to the residence just after 11 p.m.

He admitted to police he had left the baby alone around 9 p.m. to go play a kickball game.

The 48-year-old told police he sent a text message to his wife before he left and that his wife allegedly responded back by saying she "was minutes from returning home."

James Meadows is charged with child neglect. He has since been released on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

Camille Meadows is charged with her second DUI offense, among other charges.

She was released on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in late November.

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