DETROIT (WJBK) - A mother has been charged after leaving her 3-year-old son in the car for five hours while she gambled at Motor City casino.
Talayia Lara Renee Wellams, 25, has been charged with second-degree child abuse and leaving a child in a car unattended, according to the Wayne County prosecutor's office.
Detroit police say Motor City Casino security discovered the toddler alone in a white SUV on the third-floor of the parking structure around 7:20 a.m. August 3. The mother and her aunt were found gambling inside the casino.
Police say the child was OK.
Wellams was arraigned Saturday, Aug. 4 and will appear back in court Aug. 10 for a probable cause conference.
She was given a $50,000/10 percent bond.