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Woman Wanted for Allegedly Abandoning Infant While Babysitting Arrested in Oklahoma

Update:

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KMOV) - Police are reporting Crassie Beasley has been taken into custody in Oklahoma.

She is awaiting extradition, according to a post on the Hot Springs Police Department's Facebook page.


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KMOV) - Hot Springs Police are looking for a woman who left a four-month-old infant alone while she was supposed to be babysitting him.

The babysitter, Crassie Beasley had been watching the baby boy, Keagan, for about two or three weeks during the day while his mom was at work.  His mother, Vanessa Miller, says there hadn't been any problems in the past.

The now 5-month-old is doing well, but Miller says things could've turned out much differently. 

"I was extremely upset," says Miller.

On April 25, 2018, Beasley was watching the baby at her boyfriend's house in Hot Springs.  Miller says she was communicating with Beasley via text until the sitter just stopped responding. 

"I texted her on my 6:30 break and she didn't text me back," says Miller.  "I thought she was just busy and then I messaged her again on my 8:00 break and she still didn't message back."

According to the arrest warrant, Beasley's boyfriend who lives at the house where the child was found, came home from work to find the door open, items missing and the infant on the floor.

Miller says it's painful to think about how her baby was found. 

"The baby was by himself and he had fell out of his swing," Miller recalls.  "His clothes were all wet because he was teething and drooling really bad and his diaper was wet, the door was open, and it was cold and rainy."

Miller says she immediately took her son to the hospital.

"They said he was okay, but that was still not okay to just leave a baby," she says.

Police say Beasley called a cab to pick her up at the apartment.  The cab was dispatched at 6:22 that evening.  She and another person left with several totes and garbage bags of luggage.  The cab driver told officers he never saw a baby. 

Miller says she thinks Beasley deserves to go to jail for what she did.

"Anything could have happened to him," says Miller. "Someone could have taken him, he could've died!"

 According to police the suspect's boyfriend didn't get home and find the baby until 8:40 pm.  That means the infant was alone for more than two hours.

Beasley is facing felony charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and theft of property.  If you know where she is, call Hot Springs Police at 501-321-6789.


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