St. Peter couple charged after leaving 5-year-old in woods 15 Sep 18

A St. Peter couple is facing gross misdemeanor child neglect charges after allegedly leaving a 5-year-old in the woods as punishment. According to the criminal complaint, 32-year-old Gregory Wilson and 42-year-old Lynda Michel purposely abandoned the boy in the woods as punishment for wetting himself on August 28th. The defendants told the Police that they only left the boy there briefly and he was gone when they returned. They did not report the boy missing.