WEATHERSFIELD -- A Mineral Ridge woman accused of allowing her child to wander away from home is facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges.
Michelle Muir, 41, 3873 Forest Ridge Court, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Niles Municipal Court.
Weathersfield police said they went to Dollar General on State Route 46 on Friday after receiving reports that a child in bare feet was walking alone. Police said when they arrived at the store the child, who only knew his first name, was walking around the store with a concerned citizen. Police took custody of the child, canvassed the area and found Muir, the child's mother.
Police said they realized that the child had walked away from his home and had been alone for about an hour.
Charges against Muir were filed in municipal court today. Police said they also contacted the Trumbull County Children Services Board.