Longview Woman Jailed for Locking Child in car

An East Texas woman is jailed after allegedly locking a toddler in a car while she was shopping.

20 year old Laceji Washington is charged with second degree felony child abandonment and child endangerment.

Police say she left her 18 month old boy locked in a hot car at Wal-mart Supercenter in Longview for over an hour while she shopped.

Officers say they found the boy soaked with sweat and crying.

The child is now in the custody of a grandparent. Meanwhile Washington remains in jail on $2,500 bond.

Bon Hallmark Reporting