Woman accused of abandoning twins remains behind bars - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Woman accused of abandoning twins remains behind bars

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles mother accused of abandoning her kids remains at the Calcasieu Correctional Center tonight for a parole violation.

Thirty-four year old Angela Batchelor faces 8 counts of cruelty to a juvenile for allegedly leaving her young children with a stranger on Saturday.

No bond has been set yet for Batchelor.

According to the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Batchelor has a criminal background here in Calcasieu Parish going back at least 7 years.

Batchelor received one Conviction where she pled guilty to forgery theft of more than $500 in November of 2003.

The court imposed 3 years in the Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

In March of 2004, Batchelor was charged with possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) along with simple burglary.

Those charges were later dismissed in September 2008.

In 2006, Batchelor was charged once again for Forgery on 6 different counts with no conviction.

Those charges were later dismissed in September 2008.

Bachelor was already charged with cruelty to animals where she served one day in jail in July 2003.

Trey Williams, spokesperson for the Department of Social Services, could not speak about this particular case.

However, he did tell us how the process works when it comes to finding the children a home.

"First we look to see if there is a family member of the child and if there isn't we find a suitable foster home," said Williams. "If the child is in foster care then what we do is see if possibly the child can one day be returned the family. We could come up with a plan that would involve a lot of counseling and different steps the family must to take to make it happen."

The children remain in the state's custody.

We'll keep you updated on this case as new information comes available.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry conditions for the end of the week, with more storms arriving this weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry conditions for the end of the week, with more storms arriving this weekend

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:01:42 GMT
    Strong storms expected this weekendStrong storms expected this weekend

    Tonight we are not expecting any rain. We will have clouds increasing as we go through the night. By the morning hours on Friday, we should have mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be in the middle 60s in most places. Friday has low chances for any rain. Although, we could see a few small showers come through in the morning hours. By the afternoon, we should have partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be a little warmer in the middle 80s. It will also be a windy day.

    More >>

    Tonight we are not expecting any rain. We will have clouds increasing as we go through the night. By the morning hours on Friday, we should have mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be in the middle 60s in most places. Friday has low chances for any rain. Although, we could see a few small showers come through in the morning hours. By the afternoon, we should have partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be a little warmer in the middle 80s. It will also be a windy day.

    More >>
  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:42:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
  • What's that noise? Jets arriving today for the Chennault International Airshow

    What's that noise? Jets arriving today for the Chennault International Airshow

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:41:07 GMT
    (Source: Chennault Airshow)(Source: Chennault Airshow)

    If you hear a roaring through the skies over the next few days, it's likely aircraft from the Chennault International Airshow, which begins today. Look to the skies and you're likely to see plenty of jets and jet trails. For airshow schedules and performers, click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    If you hear a roaring through the skies over the next few days, it's likely aircraft from the Chennault International Airshow, which begins today. Look to the skies and you're likely to see plenty of jets and jet trails. For airshow schedules and performers, click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly