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Mother arrested after toddler, 4-yr-old found alone at Longview motel

Ariel Wallace. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail. Ariel Wallace. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail.
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

A toddler spotted walking the halls of a motel's second story, lands an East Texas mother in jail for child endangerment and drug possession.

It happened around 1am at the Motel 6 at 110 South Access Road in Longview.

Witnesses reported to the front desk clerk that they had spotted an unattended 2-year-old child walking on the second floor balcony.

When police arrived they found that the child had walked out of a room where a second child, a 4-year-old, was sleeping , and the mother nowhere to be found.

Police found the room was rented to the mother of the children, 22-year-old Ariel Wallace, who returned almost an hour and a half later.

Wallace was arrested on two counts of abandonment-endangerment of a child, and upon a search was also charged with drug possession.

She's being held on more than $11,000 bond.

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