Police: Infants, Toddlers Left Home Alone While Moms Went Clubbing

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

KWTX (September 13, 2010) --

Trashena Sanders, 20, and Makayla Jelks, 20, both of Waco, Texas were in the McLennan County Jail Monday charged with abandoning or endangering their children.

Waco police report the women left their children at home while they spent the night out at a local nightclub.

Police say neighbors found Sanders’ 1-year-old and 3-year-old children wandering in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Carter Drive at around 2 a.m. Sunday (9/12).

A few hours later at about 4:40 a.m. Sunday, officers found Jelks' 9-month-old and 2-year-old children alone in an apartment in the 2800 block of Madison Drive.

Sanders bond was set at $30,000 bond and Jelks at $20,000.

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  • by sara Location: florida on Oct 19, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    They shouldn't of been able to get their kids back. they should be taken away for good. cuz u know they will do it again.
  • by Robby Location: Tallahassee on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    Too stupid not to have two kids as teenagers, too immoral to put their kids' welfare before their own desire. In other words, a couple of brainless sluts.
  • by Nancy on Sep 14, 2010 at 07:56 AM
    The kids should be taken and placed in a safe home with people who will not leave them to fend for themselvs and God forbid if a sex offender happened to be in that parking lot that night. The parents of the children should be locked up to think about not ever doing it again. The law needs to crack down hard on these parents who leave their kids in cars and/or at home alone. It is an absolute shame the number of kids who are placed in harms way by the very people who should love them the most.
  • by Sara Location: Tallahassee on Sep 14, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    I can't even comprehend what the two mothers were thinking!! It probably wasn't their first time doing this.... How terrible! I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old... can't possible imagine leaving them at home by themselves!!! I will pray for these children and all other children that are in similar positions that we aren't aware of. I pray that anyone with knowledge of these types of situations will go to the authorities.
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