Kristen Purnell charged after 4 year old child is found outside in the rain

Kristen Purnell charged after 4 year old child is found outside in the rain

26-year-old Kristen Purnell was caught neglecting her child at the Alto Luxury Townhomes on April 11th. Law enforcement received a call that a small child was outside in the rain with no adult present. Officers contacted the caller in the front office with the child when they arrived. The caller provided officers with video footage of the child attempting to climb the fence surrounding the complex’s pool. Officers were able to locate the child’s apartment due to a similar incident that occurred the previous week, on April 7th. Officers went to the child’s apartment, where they found that the front door was wide open. After several attempts to contact Purnell, she came to the door. Purnell told officers that she had worked the night shift and had been asleep. Purnell’s child is four years old. Kristen Purnell was taken into custody and charged with child neglect.

KRISTEN LEONA PURNELL (MCSO)
KRISTEN LEONA PURNELL (MCSO)

Kristen Leona Purnell of Needmore Road in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on April 11th, charged with child abuse. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $10,000.

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