8-month-old left alone inside locked daycare in West Memphis; owners charged

Daycare owners charged

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Officers are investigating after an 8-month old was left alone inside at daycare in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Daycare owners have been charged with endangerment, according to the West Memphis Police Department.

Investigators identified the owners of the daycare as Alice McClure, 61, and Ronald McClure, 63.

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The child's parents called police and said their child was inside Primary Learning Academy with the doors locked. The daycare is located in the 100 block of S. 16th Street.

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Investigators said the child was dropped off at 7:20 Friday morning. However, when parents tried to pick the child up at 4:15 that evening - the doors were locked and nobody was there.

Police were about to use forced entry, but the daycare staff eventually arrived on the scene.

Officers rescued the baby from the empty daycare at 4:57 p.m. FOX13 has been told the baby did not have any injures.