Local couple accused of leaving infant, toddler home alone

Kimberly Dawn Iglesias and Steven Roleince Abraham. (Jail photos)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A Killeen man and woman accused of leaving their infant son and 3-year-old daughter home alone while they spent the night out have been charged with child endangerment.

Kimberly Dawn Iglesias, 42, and Steven Roleince Abraham were arrested early in the morning on Jan. 4.

Iglesias remained jailed Monday, charged with abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return.

Her bond is set at $100,000.

Abraham was charged with the same offense, but later posted bond and was released.

An arrest affidavit released Monday says officers responded at around 1:40 a.m. on Jan. 4 to a report of a disturbance at the Games and Billiards pool hall at 1008 South Fort Hood St.

The affidavit says security personnel at the pool hall stopped Iglesias and Abraham when it appeared they were going to drive home because of concerns they were intoxicated.

Officers agreed to take the two home, but on the way Iglesias began to cry and said that she and Abraham had left their 6-week-old son and 3-year-old daughter alone at their home in the 2200 block of Shoemaker Drive in Killeen, the affidavit says.

Officers found the two children at around 2 a.m. inside the house on a bed with no protective railing, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, the officer saw that the front and back doors to the home did not have child security handles, that the back door had a deadbolt lock, that the kitchen cabinets did not have any child safety equipment, and that both bathroom doors were open, with both toilet seats up.

The officer also observed that the 3-year-old child was tall enough to open the door, and that it was 31 degrees outside when the couple was returned to the residence, the affidavit said.

Both parents told police that they had left the house around 10 p.m. and arrived separately at Games and Billiards.

Iglesias told officers they had tried to leave the club at around 1:30 a.m. before they were stopped by security.

Both Abraham and Iglesias acknowledged they believed their son and daughter to be home alone while they were at Games and Billiards, according to the document.