2 women leave infant in car while gambling at truck stop
EUNICE, LA (WAFB) - Two Louisiana women are were arrested Thursday after police received a call that an infant was left alone in a vehicle at a truck stop in Eunice, LA.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson, Captain Megan Vizena says Blair Buller and Anna Celeste SImoneaux were both booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail facing charges of cruelty to a juvenile.
A dispatcher received a complaint from a concerned citizen about the infant. When the deputy arrived, he saw the infant inside with no one around. He found the mother, Blair Buller, inside gambling.
After Buller was arrested, the deputy reviewed the surveillance video that showed the infant alone in the vehicle for about an hour and 30 minutes.
Anna Celeste Simoneaux was with Buller at the time and she was also charged with cruelty to a juvenile. The infant was released to family members and an investigation will be completed by Office of Child Services.
"We encourage anyone that sees something suspicious to call us. If we would not have gotten this call from a concerned citizen, this infant could have lost his life," Vizena said.
Both Buller and Simoneaux are scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.
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