Police in southern Kentucky went looking for a woman wanted for passing forged checks, but when they found her, they made another discovery.
Police in London say they they found Jessica Williams' infant daughter, home alone.
Police say Williams left her daughter in her crib for more than an hour with no supervision. Court records say the child had wet herself.
But Williams told police that leaving the infant was common. In fact, she admitted to them that the baby had been left at least twice a week for short to long periods of time.
The manager of Boone Village apartments is surprised that her tenant is accused of leaving such a small child home alone.
“I mean it was such a shock, because when I first rented to her, she seemed like a really sweet girl, seemed like she was a very caring mother,” said Norma Andrews of Boone Village Apartments.
Police discovered the infant home alone while serving a warrant on passing cold checks charges.
Williams was arrested on both offenses and lodged in jail. But when she gets out she'll probably have to find a new place to live. Her apartment manager is planning to evict her.
“And we will be sending her a 30 day notice. We do not tolerate anyone who neglects elderly people or any child or infant,” says Andrews.
Williams will be in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.
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