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Grandmother of boy abandoned at Wichita store jailed

Associated Press - September 5, 2015 2:41 pm

A fire has gutted the Wichita gym where Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez trains.

A fire has gutted the Wichita gym where Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez trains.

Jail booking reports show that a woman accused of abandoning her grandson at a Wichita department store has been arrested.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the 41-year-old woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of child abandonment, theft and a probation violation. She is jailed in Sedgwick County awaiting charges.

Police say she was caught attempting to shoplift on June 16 from a Kohl’s store and fled without her 5-year-old grandson. The boy was placed in foster care after no one showed up to claim him.

On Friday, a Sedgwick County judge said the boy would remain in foster care unless his mother’s home situation improved. The whereabouts of the boy’s father are unknown, and no other relatives have stepped up on the boy’s behalf.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.

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