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Boy escapes sleeping sitter's home

Posted: October 15, 2012 - 10:41am

A Conway woman was taken into custody Monday morning after police discovered a small child whom she was responsible for babysitting standing in a road near Hayes Street and 2nd Avenue in Conway.

Police walked door-to-door with a photo looking for anyone with information on the boy, who was taken back to the Conway Police Department, before relatives were located an hour and a half later, officials said.

According to LaTresha Woodruff, public information officer with the department, Stacey Hughey, 21, told police she was asleep when the boy escaped from the home. Hughey reportedly said the boy usually alerts her when he wakes up in the morning and she realized he was missing when police knocked on the door.

The boy was placed into the custody of the Department of Human Services before he was released to the care of relatives.

Hughey was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

 

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UPDATE: Police have located relatives of found child. Child is in custody of Department of Human Services, according to CPD Public Information Officer LaTresha Woodruff.

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According to radio traffic, Conway Police are in possession of a male child, age 1-2 years old, who was found in the area of 2nd Avenue and Hayes Street this morning.

Police are reportedly going door-to-door with photos searching for the child's parents and have taken the child back to the police department.

Anyone with information should call 450-6120.

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ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 10/15/12 - 10:50 am
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Good!

Glad the child has been found safe and sound.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 10/15/12 - 04:08 pm
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Really?

Someone gave a thumbs down for that statement? Are they not glad the child was found safe and sound?

General Disarray
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General Disarray 10/15/12 - 10:58 am
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..

I know I shouldn't laugh, but this was funny: "I can't say the other one on the radio."

daviskr
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daviskr 10/15/12 - 11:01 am
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awwww

he's a cute baby!

daviskr
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daviskr 10/15/12 - 11:10 am
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suggestion

could I make a suggestion? The title of this article makes it sound like a missing child was found and the case was resolved, not that the police still need help finding his parents.

Maybe something like "Police need help identifying parents of found child"?

i_wonder
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i_wonder 10/15/12 - 03:34 pm
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babysitter huh?

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Time for a career change.

Maybe UCA key master?

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 10/15/12 - 04:07 pm
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I'm the keymaster.

Are you the gate-keeper?

i_wonder
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i_wonder 10/15/12 - 04:11 pm
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who you gonna call?

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Ghostbusters!!

just_trying_to_survive
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just_trying_to_survive 10/15/12 - 03:35 pm
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help me understand...

There was a few other instances where people were sleeping and a child/children left the residence and was found in the street, one even crossing the hwy at Kroger, and another instance where a child drowned over the past year or so. Why were these people not immediately arrested, or if ever arrested? What's the difference with this case? I believe one of the instances involved the same family twice.

Once again, alarms on the door would help in these situation. They are cheap and well worth the investment.

i_wonder
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i_wonder 10/15/12 - 03:36 pm
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alarms

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Most likely, it's a rental house, so not much incentive for the landlord to buy the alarm.

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