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Woman arrested for leaving twins alone

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A Sulphur Springs woman was jailed for leaving her 4-year-old twins home alone for more than an hour Wednesday morning.

Amanda Louise Cooper, 31, of Sulphur Springs remained in the county jail just before noon Thursday in lieu of $5,000 bond on the child abandonment or endangerment charge, a state jail felony offense.

Sulphur Springs Police Patrol Officer Brad Horton and Sgt. Kim Simpson were called to the 700 block of West Industrial Drive around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report of two very young boys walking around the apartment complex alone.

Upon arrival, police spotted the two children who were indeed walking around the complex. Officers attempted to locate the mother. They sat down with the 4-year-olds for an hour, but the twins were unable to tell officers where she was, according to arrest reports.

Police continued looking for the mother, checking with her neighbors, apartment management and anyone else who they thought might be able to help locate the woman. Unfortunately, no one seemed to know where to find the woman, according to police reports.

However, during the course of their investigation, police received information alleging Wednesday morning was not the first time Cooper has left the children alone, the report said. In fact, she is accused of leaving the children numerous times.

A neighbor was finally able to reach Cooper by phone and told her to return home. Child Protective Services was contacted and the children were turned over to them.

When Cooper arrived home, she was placed into custody and taken to jail for child abandonment or endangerment.




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