The boy was tended to by emergency crews and is OK. Overnight temperatures in Gaston County were in the low 40s.
First responders and social workers worked to determine if this is a case of child neglect, WSOCTV.com reported. They kept the boy safe and warm while police looked for his mother.
Officers eventually found the woman and took her into custody. As she was being led away in handcuffs, Eyewitness News heard her yelling, “Please don’t take my son.”
Andrea Johnson, has been charged with child abuse and resisting arrest, WSOCTV.com reported. She's being held at the Gaston County Jail on a $25,000 bond.