Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of two counts of child endangerment

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 | 1:48 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Carrie Lyn Horner, 26, of Columbia was arrested at her home on Tuesday on suspicion of two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in second degree.

Police responded to an anonymous call at 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday that led them to Horner’s home at 4513 Oak View Drive, according to Columbia Public Information Office Jill Wieneke. The caller said there were two young children home alone at the address.

Upon arriving at the home, two police offers found a 9-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy home alone. After talking to the children, the officers said they discovered the children were often left home alone, Wieneke said.

While at the house, Horner, the mother of the two children, arrived with her boyfriend. Horner was then arrested on suspicion of two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second-degree, Wieneke said.

Horner’s bond for the child endangerment charges is set at $1000, and a previous warrant of no insurance was tacked on with a $500 bond.

Horner’s boyfriend, Jonathan Griffith, 30, was also arrested on suspicion of a warrant for passing bad checks. His bond was set at $250.  

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Amy Vandergriff-Belcher December 8, 2010 | 4:56 p.m.

Wow! I couldn't imagine leaving my kidos at home by them selves!!

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