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Virginia Cora-Lee Seal, 25, of Jacksboro, appeared in court Thursday on aggravated child abuse and neglect charges.
According to the arrest report, an officer was called to Waggin Tails Pet Resort the morning of Oct. 9. Employees and a neighbor told the officer that they heard crying in the woods around 8:30 a.m. They walked into the woods and found the 23-month-old in a patch of brambles that they said used to be a hog pen.

A pit bull was sitting outside the lot and authorities said it appeared to be protecting the child. The little boy was wearing diapers and had a pink blanket.

‘It was maybe protecting it like it was its little baby. It followed us up there where we held the baby until the police came,” said Kristin Dutton. “If that pit bull would not have been there our dogs wouldn’t have been barking at it, so we might never have found the kid.”

DCS was called to take custody of the child, who was taken to the hospital for treatment of some fresh cuts and bruises.

Seal was arrested and charged. Her case was bound over to a grand jury to see if a grand jury will indict her. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

WYMT News reports

An inmate who walked away from the Bell County Forestry Camp last month is back behind bars.

James Chad Cowles was found Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cowles was serving a 23 year sentence for burglary and theft in Warren County.

He was taken to the Roederer Correctional Complex in La Grange to face additional charges.


A house caught fire in Knox County and sent two people to the hospital.

The fire re-ignited on the back side of the house in the Artemus community Thursday afternoon.

Some who live nearby, and saw the fire, say it started around 4:30 Thursday morning, and was contained by about 6 a.m.

We are told at least two people were inside the home at the time of the fire, and were taken to the hospital, but they are still alive.

Authorities are unsure what the cause of the fire was, but the investigation is ongoing.

And arson has not been ruled out.


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Updated: October 15, 2015 — 7:02 PM

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