Mother charged after children found wandering
WARREN — The mother of two small children found wandering on Hunter Street NW around 3 p.m. Sunday was arrested on two child endangering charges and a traffic warrant.
China M. Jones, 26, 2017 Vermont Ave. NW, pleaded not guilty to the charges during an arraignment Monday in Warren Municipal Court. She was still at the Trumbull County Jail late Monday and is due back in court May 7, court records show.
Jones was found in her apartment sleeping on an air mattress with a friend, Desmond A Smith, 4350 Berkshire Dr. SE, Apt. 209.
Jones had vomit coming out of her mouth and appeared to be disheveled, according to a police report. Officers yelled several times at the two, but did not get a response, the report states.
They woke up prior to emergency workers arriving on the scene. When Smith rolled over, officers noticed what appeared to be marijuana under him, the report states.
The children were given to a family friend, who said she would contact their father. A report was sent to Trumbull County Children Services.