TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff's Office have arrested an Apple Springs woman accused of leaving her one-year-old and three-year-old children home while she went to a bar with her husband before being arrested on a theft charge.
Crystal Leanne Fry, 23, is charged with two counts of second-degree abandoning a child.
According to the Sheriff Woody Wallace, deputies discovered Fry and her husband were at Steel Horse Saloon, which is located on State Highway 94, near the Angelina County line. Knowing they had warrants for their arrest on a theft charge, deputies went there to arrest them on Aug. 16.
It was not until they booked out of jail the next day that authorities learned about a new allegation against Fry. Wallace said someone told them that as Fry was about to be arrested, she whispered to someone in the bar to take her keys and meet her mother at the house, because her children were there.
Wallace estimated she had left her children at the house for more than an hour.
Fry was arrested on the new charges on Wednesday. He said charges are also being investigated against her husband.