A woman charged with abandoning her 3-year-old son in a Fife motel room while she went gambling failed to appear for a pretrial hearing Tuesday.
The court ordered two warrants for the arrest of Sarah Huson, 22, of Lakewood, Fife prosecuting attorney John Rodabaugh said Wednesday.
Huson was charged last month with reckless endangerment, third-degree abandonment of a dependent person, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession. Her boyfriend, Scott Weems, 26, also was charged in the incident, and failed to appear in court Tuesday.
Rodabaugh said the court docket shows a third party called Wednesday to ask about Huson’s warrant options, and that Weems called to say he could not make the court date because of a medical problem.
The couple were arrested May 20 after they checked into the motel and left the boy alone for what was estimated to be 4 to 41/2 hours. Huson went gambling at the Emerald Queen Casino; Weems was turned away because he didn’t have the proper identification and eventually returned to the motel.
Police were called and officers found the sleeping boy in the room. The child was placed in state custody following the incident.alexis.krell@ thenewstribune.com