Three children left alone, woman arrested


A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of abandoning or endangering a child after police say they found she had left  three kids, the oldest of whom was 5 years old, alone when she went to argue with her ex-boyfriend.

The discovery was made by officers after they had responded about 9:36 p.m. Sunday to a civil disturbance call in the area of Southwest Parkway and Dartmouth Street.

While police were dealing with that,  they learned that the three children under the woman’s care had been left alone.

Police say it appeared they had been alone for about an hour while Terica Mona Thurman left to confront her ex.

Police say Thurmon initially told them she had left the children in the care of a third party, however after an investigation, they believed that story was false.

None of the children were injured or harmed while they were left alone.

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