Bowie Mother Arrested

A Texoma mom is behind bars after Bowie police discovered her five children were left alone at home to fend for themselves.

Bowie Police said Jessica Petroni left her children between the ages of three months old to eight-years-old in a filthy home with no food.  One officer said there was garbage and human waste all over the house and that he could literally smell the home from the street.  He also said he had been in dope houses that were cleaner.

School officials alerted officers after the boy told them he hadn’t been in class because he was home alone and watching his siblings.  The three youngest children are in the hospital for malnourishment.

Patroni is charged with five counts of child abandonment/endangerment.