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.