Quincy mom accused of locking child in basement makes plea

Tricia Franklin, 26

An Adams County woman arrested after being accused of locking her child in the basement has now pleaded not guilty to unlawful restraint charges.

Police arrested Tricia Franklin, 26, on April 20.

Officers went to Frankin's Quincy home after a neighbor reported hearing what sounded like a child yelling for help.

Authorities entered the house and found a 5-year-old boy home alone and locked in the basement.

The child was turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services.

Frankin's trial starts September 8.