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Bossier mother arrested, accused of leaving child in car outside Walmart

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Courtney Matthews, 23 (Source: Bossier City Police Department) Courtney Matthews, 23 (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

A Bossier City woman has been arrested, accused of leaving her small child in a car outside the local Walmart.

Officers were called to the Walmart on Airline Drive around 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning after it was reported that a small toddler had been left unattended inside a vehicle there. 

Officers located the child's mother, 23-year-old Courtney Matthews, inside the store. After investigation, Matthews was charged with child desertion.

Police say the child is now in the grandmother's custody.

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