A Gaston County mother is accused of leaving her toddler in a cold car while she went shopping.

According to the warrant, the mother left her two-year-old son in a locked vehicle for almost an hour Tuesday while she went inside Walmart to shop.   The temperature was 34 degrees and the vehicle was not running. Investigators say the child was cold to the touch.

The mother is being charged with felony neglect/child abuse resulting in serious injury.  If you or someone you know has been charged with a serious crime, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to consult with one of our criminal attorneys about any criminal charges.  Our criminal attorneys handle many types of criminal cases in North and South Carolina and want to help you with your criminal charges.  We are licensed in both North and South Carolina, where you can contact us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.