The mother of a 2-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday for a 2016 child endangerment allegation where the boy was found wet and naked in a Bellmead roadway, an arrest affidavit states.
Jessica Wiley, 24, of Waco, was arrested after Bellmead police began investigating a July 5, 2016, incident in which a 2-year-old boy was found in the 400 block of La Clede Street at about 10 a.m. The affidavit states the boy ran from the road to a driveway of a home where the officer found a 6-year-old child, also wet and nude, at the front door.
"Inside the residence, there were five adults of who were all asleep," the affidavit states.
When the officer asked who was supposed to be watching the children, Wiley said another adult was supposed to be watching her son. Police asked another adult who was in the home at the time who was watching the children and the adult said a 66-year-old bedridden woman was supposed to be watching them, the affidavit states.
"The 6-year-old juvenile was confirmed to be playing outside unsupervised as well," the affidavit states.
Police identified Wiley and another adult as suspects in the incident and reported the incident to Child Protective Services for investigation. Authorities with CPS confirmed existing referrals with both Wiley and the second adult for neglectful supervision and requested Wiley not live at the Bellmead home due to "existing hazards."
Police continued to investigate the case and issued a warrant for Wiley's arrest in March. She was arrested Tuesday. Her mother, Tammy Hogan, was also arrested on a state-jail felony charge of child endangerment in May.
Wiley was taken to McLennan County Jail on a state-jail felony charge of child endangerment. She remained jailed Wednesday afternoon with a bond listed at $5,000. She was also being held on an outstanding and unrelated criminal mischief warrant, jail records state.