North Carolina man cited after toddler rescued from porch roof

Published 9:46 pm Monday, July 26, 2021

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A North Carolina man has been cited after firefighters rescued a 2-year-old from the roof of a home, police said.

Jacksonville police spokeswoman Beth Purcell said in a news release that officers and emergency personnel responded on Saturday to a report of a child on a roof over the front porch of a home on the city’s north side.

Firefighters used a ladder to remove the child from the roof, and Purcell said the child was unharmed.

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Jacksonville police charged Justin Alexander Tueros, 22, with misdemeanor child abuse. Tueros was cited and released. It wasn’t indicated whether the child was related to Tueros.



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