On Sunday around 5:30 a.m., police responded to a check welfare call in the 1600 block of Pine Tree Road. When officers arrived, a witness told them she had water running into her apartment from the upstairs apartment.
Officers were unable to get anyone to the door and contacted maintenance. Officers gained entry into the apartment and found 24-year-old Samantha Boland of Longview unconscious in the bathtub. The water was still running at the time they found her.
Officers located her 3 month old baby on the bed, unattended. During the investigation officer’s determined that the baby had been left on the bed for approximately 4 to 5 hours.
Boland was arrested for abandoning/endangering a child and transported to the Gregg County Jail.
From Longview Police Department