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Conway woman accused of leaving children unattended in court Monday

Posted: December 28, 2013 - 3:23pm

A Conway woman charged with four counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor is due in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Monday morning.

Police say Porschea Renee Joyner, 29, left four children ranging from eight months to nine years old alone to give her boyfriend a ride to Little Rock.

According to an affidavit from the Faulkner County Prosecutor’s Office, police were dispatched to the 400 block of Second Street on July 15 after receiving reports of a disturbance. Officers then discovered the children unharmed, alone in the apartment.

Officers were able to speak with Joyner, via telephone, during which time she said she would not be returning to the residence, the affidavit states.

Joyner was arrested July 26, and held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Conway police spokesperson La Tresha Woodruff said in July that Joyner has five children, but only four were present at the apartment upon police arrival. Three of the five children were in Department of Human Services custody while Joyner was held at the Faulkner County jail, Woodruff said.

Joyner is set to appear before Circuit Judge Ed Clawson at 9 a.m.

First-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, a class D felony, is punishable by up to six years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

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