A 25-year-old North Platte woman is charged after her five-year-old daughter was found wandering outside in the chill of winter, wearing only her nightgown.
North Platte Police say that Karen Herndon left the girl home alone while she went over to her boyfriend’s house a few blocks away.
A neighbor found the girl, who was crying and yelling for her mother, a little after 1 AM Thursday.
The wind chill at the time made it feel like minus seven.
Herndon was arrested on suspicion of childneglect/abuse.
She was taken to the Lincoln County Detention Center, where bond is $5,000.
George Keltz, KXNP, North Platte