Janay Montgomery couldn't look more unbothered. The 29-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and wanton endangerment after her 2-year-old daughter was found running away from home.
According to an arrest report, it happened on Thursday, March 12. Police say someone from Shelby Elementary School, near the corner of S. Shelby Street and E. Burnett Avenue, called them just before noon, after they found the girl wandering around alone. The girl allegedly told school officials that she did not want to go back home. When officers arrived, they began searching the area, trying to find the girl's house. They eventually found her home, but no one was there, and there was a used condom in the grass, just outside the back door, according to the arrest report. Officers eventually took the girl to the Home of the Innocents. Just before 1 p.m., officers received a call from the girl's mother, 29-year-old Janay Montgomery, who allegedly told them that she had left her little girl at home while she walked to the Save A Lot grocery store at the corner of Shelby Street and Ormsby Street. Officers went back to the home and met with Montgomery, who told them that she had left the sleeping girl in the home at 11 a.m., according to the arrest report. Police say Montgomery realized the child was missing one hour and 43 minutes later.Her bond was set at $2500. In addition to the serious charge of child endangerment, Janay is also facing charges for driving without insurance, expired plates and speeding.