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Texas woman arrested for leaving kids in car at casino

Posted: 3:43 PM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 17:31:42-04

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Texas woman Saturday after she allegedly left her two small children in her car while inside a casino.

Brooke Evetts, 38, of Trinity, Texas, was booked with two counts of child desertion.

Deputies were called when Westlake casino security personnel found a 7-year-old and an 18-month-old inside a car in the parking lot. The car was running, with the air conditioner on.

Casino security found the mother, Evetts, inside the casino and escorted her to the car. Security and deputies looked at surveillance and found that the children had been in the car alone for about 40 minutes.

The children were released to a family member.

CPSO Deputy Sr. Cpl. Brian Batchelor is the arresting deputy and Detective Ben Hare is the lead investigator on this case.