- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita woman accused of abandoning her 5-year-old grandson while fleeing a Kohl’s store after a shoplifting incident has pleaded guilty in the case.

The 41-year-old grandmother pleaded guilty Friday to one count of contributing to the misconduct of a child or deprivation by encouraging the child to become or remain a child in need of care, and one count of theft after prior convictions. She is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

Prosecutors say she tried to steal clothing from the store before fleeing, leaving the clothes and her grandson behind in June. She eluded police for nearly three months.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/20QqSB3 ) reports the boy had been placed in foster care after the incident, and it is unclear if that is where he remains.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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