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Father Of Abandoned Child In Anderson Co. Denied Bail

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Alonzo Brown, 31, of Georgia has admitted to Anderson investigators that he left the 4-year-old in early April. Alonzo Brown, 31, of Georgia has admitted to Anderson investigators that he left the 4-year-old in early April.
The child's mother, 37-year-old Tongela McBride was previously denied bond. The child's mother, 37-year-old Tongela McBride was previously denied bond.
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Updated: June 12, 2013

Bail has been denied for the father accused of leaving his young child at a home in Anderson County earlier this year.

Alonzo Brown, 31, of Georgia has admitted to Anderson investigators that he left the 4-year-old in early April.

The child's mother, 37-year-old Tongela McBride was previously denied bond.  Read more here.

Updated: May 13, 2013

A judge in Anderson County denied bond to Tongela McBride in court Monday morning on a charge of unlawful neglect of a child.

McBride is the mother of a child that was abandoned in Anderson earlier this year.

This is the second time bond has been denied for McBride.

Alonzo Brown has admitted to Anderson investigators that he left the child at the home in the Upstate.

McBride claims the home belongs to a relative.

Posted: May 3, 2013

The mother of a young child who was left abandoned at a home in Anderson County asked a detective why she was being charged during a preliminary hearing Friday afternoon.

According to our news coverage partners at the Anderson Independent-Mail, Tongela McBride asked the detective why she was being charged after the father of her 4-year-old son, 31-year-old Alonzo Brown, admitted to investigators that he dropped the child off and ran away.

"Alonzo (Brown) told you he did it," McBride said, during a preliminary court hearing in Anderson County.

According to the Independent-Mail, Anderson County Sheriff's detective McKendra Bearden said testified that McBride knew her child was missing and Brown had gave authorities untruthful statements. The newspaper reports that Bearden testified that Brown was unable to explain how the child went from Georgia, where the parents live, to South Carolina and back on April 4. Bearden testified that McBride's computer was used to look up the address of the home where the child was left.

To read the rest of this article from our news coverage partners at the Anderson Independent-Mail, click here

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