Angelina Co. Sheriff Office: Lufkin woman's 3-year-old found near road

Shelly Licea (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Shelly Licea (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-year-old Lufkin woman after they found her 3-year-old child wandering the streets early Monday morning.

Shelly Licea is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a felony charge of child endangerment. No bail has been set at this time.

Lt. Pete Maskunas of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said deputies from his office responded to a 911 call about a small child walking down the street in the vicinity of Bryce Road and Allen Gin Road. The person who called 911 took care of the child until deputies arrived.

Shortly after the ACSO deputies arrived on the scene, they made contact with some of the child's family members and determined where he or she lived. When the ACSO deputies went to the residence, they found it abandoned.

Licea returned to her residence a short time later, and Maskunas said she was intoxicated. She was arrested at the scene.

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