NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches Police officers arrested a 25-year-old woman for endangering a child after they responded to a 911 call about a crying, partially clad female running down Pearl Street Thursday morning.
When the Nacogdoches officers transported the woman back to her apartment in the 2100 block of Pearl Street, they found that she had left her infant son unattended.
Lesley Eckenfels, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a state-jail felony charge of endangering a child and a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under two ounces. No bail has been set at this time.
According to Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, Eckenfels was allegedly running down Pearl Street and dressed only in a T-shirt and underwear when the officers made contact with her. He said she appeared to be intoxicated.
"A courtesy ride was given to the subject when officers finally obtained an address," the police report stated.
Acting on a welfare concern, the officers entered Eckenfels' apartment and found an infant child under the age of 2, her son. While in the residence, the officers also found a substance believed to be marijuana. Eckenfels was arrested at the scene and transported to the jail.
The baby boy was placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
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