Father of located girl charged with neglect

Robert Alan Mugleston (Josephine County Jail)

Father of girl located walking around near the Banner Bank on Williams Hwy has been arrested.

On Thursday, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to the area and found the girl safe.

While one officer sat with the toddler, other officers searched the area to check for any sign of concerned parents in the area and were unsuccessful.

A photo of the girl was posted on the department's Facebook page that resulted in a quick identification of the girl and mother.

A further investigation revealed that the girl had been located earlier that day in near the roadway and had been returned before she crossed the busy highway.

The father of the child 31-year-old Robert Alan Mugleston was arrested on Child Neglect 2 and lodged in the Josephine County Jail.

"The department would like to share our appreciation to all the citizens who helped ensure the safety of the child and spread the message which helped identify the child who is now home safe with her mother," said GPDPS.

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