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911 calls about 6-year-old driver released

by Reid Pierce Armstrong

Click to hear the 911 calls.
David Eugene Dodson is followed by an NBC news crew as he leaves the Northumberland Court this morning where he and Jacquelyn Deana Waltman were arraigned on charges of felony child endangerment. (Photo by Audrey Thomasson)
HEATHSVILLE—Jacqulyn Deana Waltman, the mother of the 6-year-old boy who tried to drive himself to school, was still in custody at Northern Neck Regional Jail Monday where she is being held without bond.

Northumberland County postponed its bond hearing Friday, pending her arraignment on bad-check charges in King and Queen County. Bond was set in Essex County where she faces further charges.

Both parents were arraigned in Northumberland County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Friday morning on charges of child neglect.

Waltman, 26, and David Eugene Dodson, 40, of Browns Store Road in Heathsville are each charged with one count of Class 6 felony child endangerment Dodson was realesed on a $5,000 bond Tuesday morning.

The judge appointed lawyers to both defendents and set a preliminary hearing for March 20.

posted 01.13.2009

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