A Conway woman was taken into custody Monday morning after police discovered a small child whom she was responsible for babysitting standing in a road near Hayes Street and 2nd Avenue in Conway.

Police walked door-to-door with a photo looking for anyone with information on the boy, who was taken back to the Conway Police Department, before relatives were located an hour and a half later, officials said.

According to LaTresha Woodruff, public information officer with the department, Stacey Hughey, 21, told police she was asleep when the boy escaped from the home. Hughey reportedly said the boy usually alerts her when he wakes up in the morning and she realized he was missing when police knocked on the door.

The boy was placed into the custody of the Department of Human Services before he was released to the care of relatives.

Hughey was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.


UPDATE: Police have located relatives of found child. Child is in custody of Department of Human Services, according to CPD Public Information Officer LaTresha Woodruff.


According to radio traffic, Conway Police are in possession of a male child, age 1-2 years old, who was found in the area of 2nd Avenue and Hayes Street this morning.

Police are reportedly going door-to-door with photos searching for the child's parents and have taken the child back to the police department.

Anyone with information should call 450-6120.