Father Accused of Locking Teen Outside

Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter police arrested a man they say locked his son out of his house.

James Lee McCoy, 52, has been charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

An incident report states that back on January 9th, McCoy locked his teenage son out of the house. The report says the father told officers the son was being disrespectful.

Police say the teen was not allowed to come back in for three days, and his father didn't give him any food or shelter. Officers add that the average outdoor temperature at that time was between 21 and 27 degrees.


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