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All’s well that ends well after child wanders off

SoVaNow.com / August 28, 2019




A four-year old boy was reunited with his family Sunday after he wandered off from the Tanglewood Shores home where they were staying.

Jamal Lee was found near the intersection of Beechwood and Laurel Court in the Tanglewood Shores subdivision near Bracey around 2:40 a.m. Sunday after he’d let himself out of the house. Family members were asleep at the time, and unaware of the child’s late night adventure.

According to a spokesperson with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, the boy, who is from Smyrna, Ga., got turned around in the dark. Since the only details he was able to share with the Tanglewood Shores couple who found him was the color of his mother’s car, they contacted the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

MCSO Major Terry Edmonds noted that one of the department’s deputies lives in the area, and he posted a picture of Jamal on social media after the child was located by the couple. The deputy placed Jamal in the care of the Department of Social Services while he and other law enforcement began a search for his family.

As soon as Jamal’s mother, Jarris Lee, discovered her son was missing, she began a search of the neighborhood.

The two were reunited shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Edmunds, who said the child was in good spirits and seemed unfazed by his outing.



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