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Bloomington Woman Charged With Child Neglect
Updated April 1, 2016 6:51 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Police arrested a Bloomington mother Tuesday night on a felony charge of child neglect after she left her 6-year-old son unattended and he was found wandering in the common area of an apartment complex.

Police arrested 25-year-old Kyla Armour and the Department of Child Services removed her son from her and placed him in the care of a grandparent.

According to Bloomington Police Sgt. Joe Crider, police were called to the apartment complex in the 2300 block of South Winslow Court, around 10:30 p.m. where Armour lived with her son after the child was found wandering in the common area of the apartment complex.

Crider says the boy was looking for his mother.

Police took the boy to his apartment and found inside a smoking pipe and a plastic back with the remnants of marijuana inside.

Armour told police she had put the boy to bed and once he went to sleep she left the apartment to go to her boyfriend's apartment which was in the same building.

The child woke up and became alarmed when he couldn't find her and went looking for her and knocked on neighbor's doors.

For more than an hour, officers called multiple phone numbers associated with Armour but could not reach her or find her in the apartment complex.

Crider says they finally contacted her after calling a phone number belonging to her 26-year-old boyfriend.

Armour told police several stories on where she had been. She finally admitted to being at her boyfriend, but claimed to have only been gone for about 20 minutes.

Crider says there were "just too many discrepancies in her accounts and timelines." Police believe the child had been left alone for several hours.

Crider says the charges were enhanced because they found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the apartment and because of the amount of time the child had been left alone.

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