Angelina County grand jury indicts mom of toddler found walking on street

Angelina County grand jury indicts mom of toddler found walking on street

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County grand jury has indicted a 30-year-old Huntington woman on two child abandonment charges in connection to an incident earlier this year when an unsupervised 2-year-old boy was found walking down Gibson Street.

Cody Lynn Burrous was booked into the Angelina County Jail on two felony child abandonment or endangerment charges Tuesday, and she was released later that day after she posted a bail amount of $15,000.

According to the Huntington Police Department, Child Protective Services was notified when the toddler was found wandering down the 400 block of Gibson Street on the morning of May 5. Officer James McKenzie said a woman was headed to work when she saw the 2-year-old boy walking on the street, adding that she came close to hitting him.

The toddler couldn't talk to the Huntington PD officers, McKenzie said. The little boy just babbled when the officers asked him questions.

The HPD officers took the 2-year-old to the police department, and they put a post on Facebook about the child. When the boy's grandmother came to pick him up, she told police that the boy had been with his parents and may have wandered down the road to find her house, McKenzie said.

Burrous told police that she was asleep at the time, and she didn't know the little boy had gotten out of her house.

The police looked into how the child got out of the house, and CPS officials did an investigation of their own into the incident, McKenzie said.

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