MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami Gardens mother will stay in jail on a charge of child neglect after one of her children was found wandering the streets alone.
During a bond hearing Wednesday, the judge set bond at $5,000 for 28-year old Mathieu Anice. He then ordered that she be held because Anice was on probation for a previous child neglect with bodily harm charge. In February 2012, Anice reportedly ran over one of her children as she was backing up her car.
During a hearing in family court Wednesday afternoon attended by Anice’s mother and the paternal grandmother of one of her children, the judge ruled that all five of Anice’s children were to remain in the custody.
The judge also appointed a guardian ad litem for the children.
On Tuesday, around 5 p.m., Miami Gardens police received a call about a two-year old boy walking by himself in the 3400 block of NW 177th Terrace. When officers arrived, they found the boy and immediately began to search for his mother.
“After a while they asked question in the neighborhood and they came to a house where they pointed out to house where the child lives,” said police spokesman Captain Ralph Suarez. “The units brought the kid to the house and it was at the point she (the mother) realized the child was missing.”
Patricia Richards, a relative who lives with Anice, said the two-year old probably followed her outside and she didn’t even realize it.
“I went the same way he went, I went that way,” said Richards.
After she was questioned by police, Anice, was taken into custody and charged.
As she was being put into the patrol car, she shouted to relatives to take her valuables.
“I want them to get my jewelry because when I get bonded out I don’t want it in property,” said Anice.
As for what happened, Anice said “it was a mistake.”