Police: Mom, boyfriend arrested after child found wandering motel

Melissa Saylor Ricky Small (Provided Photos/ The Republic)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – A Columbus mother and her boyfriend were arrested on child neglect charges after police say their toddler was unsupervised in a motel.

On two consecutive days, officials received several reports of an unsupervised toddler roaming the halls of a west side Columbus motel, 24-Hour News 8’s news gathering partner the Republic reports.

The mother of the child, 22-year-old Melissa Saylor, and her live-in boyfriend 37-year-old  Ricky J. Small were arrested for neglect of a dependent.

Small was also charged with possession of a controlled substance after drugs were found on him while being booked into jail.


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