Central Texas woman arrested for leaving children home alone


HEWITT, Texas (KWKT/KYLE) – A 34-year-old Hewitt woman was arrested Monday after police completed an investigation into two children being left home alone in an apartment.

Brandi Renee McKibben was charged with abandoning or endangering a child and was booked into the jail Monday and released shortly after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday after posting $3000 bond.

Hewitt Police Department spokesman Tuck Saunders said the investigation began when they got a phone call from a neighbor in an apartment complex in the 600 block of North Hewitt Drive.

Officers arrived to find and 8-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy alone in the apartment.

Saunders said officers were told by the children that she had gone out to look for work.

The call had come in at 10:56 p.m.

On her return, Saunders said she told officers she had gone to Whitney to ” get some money.”

Saunders said the investigation indicated the children had been left alone on more than one occasion.

Child Protective Services were notified.

Investigators obtained a warrant and McKibben was arrested Monday.

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