SC boy wanders from home 2nd time, dog by his side

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Posted: Apr 11, 2011 2:15 PM
SC boy wanders from home 2nd time, dog by his side

A 2-year-old South Carolina boy who authorities say was protected on an unseasonably cold night by the family dog has wandered from home a second time in just over a week.

Deputies in Kershaw County say they arrested the boy's mother and her boyfriend, charging them with illegal neglect of a child.

Sheriff Jim Matthews says a neighbor found the boy late Sunday morning about a third of a mile from his home. The boy was not hurt and the family dog was beside him.

The sheriff thinks the same dog stayed with the boy keeping him safe and warm in the early morning hours of April 2 after the child walked away from home the first time.

It was unclear if 25-year-old Jacklyn Jacobson or 21-year-old Jose Gloria have a lawyer.