Copperas Cove Woman Left 3-Year Old Alone In Apartment
Amber Cherie Newton was stopped by police Saturday for driving after dark with no headlights. Police found drugs in the vehicle and learned that she’d left her 3-year-old child alone in their apartment.
According to The Killeen Daily Herald's Josh Sullivan, Newton was arrested and taken to the Coryell County Jail on charges of abandonment of a child with intent to return, possession of a controlled substance 1 gram or more, possession of a controlled substance between 3 grams and 28 grams and organized retail theft.
The child was found in a nearby apartment unharmed and had been left alone for about 3 hours before being released to a family member by Copperas Cove police. Newton is being held on a $20,000 bond and faces over $700 in fines.