Woman Arrested On Child Abandonment Charges
Darren Doyle, story:
A local woman is facing multiple felony charges after law enforcement discovered three toddlers left home alone late Monday night.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, local dispatch received a complaint call around 11:30pm on Monday from a relative who said they suspected that a mother had left her toddler children at home alone.
The Sheriff's Office said that a deputy responded to 4431 Chalybeate School Road and discovered the front door to be unlatched as the deputy went to knock. Once inside, the deputy reported that he found three children under the age of 4, two of which that were twins asleep in cribs.
According to Sheriff Shane Doyle, local social services and family members were notified immediately and as law enforcement was seeing to the children, the mother then returned home. Officials said that Kala Ware, (25) of Wingfield, first said she had left the children in the care of a friend, and that the friend must have left the kids alone, but then later admitted that she had traveled to Bowling Green while leaving the children unattended.
Ware was arrested and charged with three counts of Abandonment of a Minor, a Class D Felony. If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison for all counts.
The Sheriff's Office said the three children were placed in care of a family member while social services complete their investigation and that the children were unharmed.
She was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.