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Police: Nacogdoches woman put 3 kids in danger after theft

Ebony Colston (Source; Angelina County Jail) Ebony Colston (Source; Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Lufkin Police officers arrested a 24-year-old Nacogdoches woman for child endangerment Tuesday after she allegedly stole from a local store, fled from its management, and carried/dragged two small children across Atkinson Drive in front of an 18-wheeler.

Ebony Denise Colston was booked into the Angelina County Jail on a felony charge of child abandonment and a misdemeanor charge of theft under $50 with a previous theft conviction. She posted a collective bail of $6,500 and was released from jail the next day.

The East Texas News obtained a copy of the arrest affidavit Friday morning. According to the affidavit, Colston had "custody, care, or control" of two girls, ages 7 and 2, and a baby boy, age 6 months, when the incident occurred at approximately 6: 20 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the affidavit, Colston was fleeing a store's management after she allegedly stole some merchandise from the business. She carried the 6-month-old baby and dragged the 2-year-old girl as she ran across Atkinson Drive in front of an 18-wheeler. The 7-year-old crossed the road with them.

"Colston further abandoned [the 7-year-old] by having her run home while she hid from police in some bushes with the baby and [the 2-year-old]," the affidavit stated.

Colston was found in the 500 block of Hemlock Street.

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