Mother Accused Of Abandoning Her Child

A Texoma mom is accused of leaving her young child home alone and scared.

The Wichita Falls Police Department said a five-year-old called police just after ten Tuesday night saying he was alone and didn't know where his family was.

An officer went to the home in the 1700 Blk. of Elizabeth to try to find a way into the house.

Police said the mother and another man arrived 20 minutes later and said they had only been gone for 15 minutes. Officers say the mother also claimed another adult family member was asleep on the couch. But police say the story didn't pan out.

They said the man with Megan Elizabeth Ashlock, 21, was with told officers the child was "big enough to take care of himself."

Ashlock was charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child.