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Odessa Mother Behind Bars on Child Endangerment Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa mom is in jail after leaving her four young kids home alone.

31-year-old Karice Herring will face four counts of endangering a child.

On Friday morning, police were called to a home in the 3200 block of Chestnut Avenue.

When they got there, officers talked to an 11-year-old girl who told them she had been home alone with her siblings since early Thursday morning.

The other children were ages four, three and one.

According to the report, when officers checked the house, the oven had been left on to heat the place and a pile of trash was sitting next to it creating a fire hazard.

Child Protective Services responded to the scene.

Officers also discovered herring had six other warrants out for her arrest.

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