POSTED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:34am
LONGVIEW — Longview Police tell KETK, Ariel Wallace, 22, was arrested early Thursday morning after her children were found alone at a Longview hotel.
It all happened about 1:00 a.m. at the Motel 6 on the 100 block of South Access Rd.
According to officials, a witness alerted the front desk to a toddler wandering alone on the second floor outdoor balcony.
When police arrived, they discovered there was also a 4 year old child unattended a nearby motel room.
Wallace returned to the hotel more than an hour later, telling police she had been at a friend's house the whole time.
Wallace was also found to be in possession of Xanax. She was arrested on two counts of Child Endangerment/Abandoment and Possession of a Controlled Substance, and is currently in the Gregg County Jail.
There is no word on who has custody the 2 and 4 year old children at this time.
Information from Longview Police Department