Parents of wandering child now charged


LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – The parents of a boy found wandering in Lebanon Sunday are facing charges.

David Locke is charged with a count of child endangering. The boy’s mother, Mekeshia Lattimore has a warrant out for her arrest on a count of child endangering.

The 11-year-old boy was found near 550 West Main Street. Officers say he was unable to communicate and appeared to be developmentally disabled.

Officers could not identify the boy for some time, releasing his photo to the public in hopes someone might recognize him.

They finally were able to find the boy’s custodial parents.

The boy is in the care of Butler County Children Services. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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