A Baytown woman is accused of stealing 150-dollars’ worth of merchandise from a local Wal Mart, but leaving her daughter behind in the store.



Police say 28-year old LaKeeasha Artis walked into the store on Garth Rd. and put two phones in her purse before handing the bag to her nine-year old daughter.  She went to get her SUV, leaving the girl waiting by the door with the purse.  When Artis saw security officers also waiting, she reportedly drove off.


 The woman later returned and was detained by police, charged with theft and child endangerment.  The girl is with her grandmother.