Mother Arrested For Abandoning Her Child

A Longview mother is arrested after police say she abandoned her three year old child on her neighbor's doorstep.

29 year old Michelle Bell is charged with a felony abandoning a child.

The incident happened about four o'clock monday morning at the Hidden Hills apartment complex on Gilmer road.

According to reports the incident began when Bell hit the baby's father in the face with a shoe.

Then police say Bell left her three year old child at her neighbor's doorstep.

The neighbor says she had no idea the child was there until her friend heard him crying.

Bell is also charged with family violence.

The child is now staying with relatives.