A Rosepine couple has been arrested and charged with one count, each, of child desertion.

A Rosepine couple has been arrested and charged with one count, each, of child desertion.

David Rogers, 33, and Courtney Rogers, 28 were arrested and booked into the Vernon Parish Jail on Monday afternoon, according to the Rosepine Police Department.

The couple's 2-year-old child was reported missing on Sunday around 11:30 p.m. The child was soon found by authorities in the roadway on U.S. 171 near the old location of Dollar General. The child was safely returned home.

The following morning, the same child was found in the parking lot of the same store. Officers were alerted and quickly responded to the scene.

The Office of Children's Services (OCS) was informed of the situation and is in charge of the investigation. The child is staying with a family member for the time being, according to the Rosepine Police Department.