Woman Police Say Abandoned Baby Appears In Court

The woman police say dropped off her newborn baby boy on a sweltering hot church doorstep faced a judge Monday morning.

A not guilty plea was automatically entered for Angela Dawn Brooks in Boyd County District Court.

The 29-year old from Louisa faces the felony charges of wanton endangerment and abandonment of a minor child. Brooks was arrested Friday night.

Catlettsburg police say Brooks left the 14 hour old Hispanic baby on the steps of First Church of the Nazarene Tuesday night. Police says she , then called 911 and reported on the baby from a nearby pay phone.

But, after a lengthy interview, investigators say Brooks may have been given bad advice and thought she had no other options. Investigators say she was advised by a WV adoption agency to drop the baby off at a church. Police also say she was afraid that her family would not accept the baby..

The baby is fine, a ward of the state

Police say our reports and showing surveillance video of suspect helped make the arrest

The single mother remains jailed on fifty thousand dollar cash bond.

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