Walterboro woman arrested after toddler found in road
A Walterboro woman was arrested Sunday morning after a toddler she was watching was found in the middle of a busy road.
Candace McDonald, 21, of Beach Road, was charged with child neglect, according to an incident report from Walterboro Public Safety.
McDonald told officers she was watching her sister’s child and two others after she got off work. She said she was tired and took a nap while the children watched television. She said she didn’t realize the toddler knew how to open the door, according to the report.
A state Department of Social Services worker was called in. The toddler was returned to the mother after a home inspection, and the other two children were placed in custody of a family member, according to the report.