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.