Here's another candidate for mom of the year...
In the latest case, Longview police responded to a call about a cat-fight in progress Tuesday morning at the surprisingly nice Wingate Hotel. When they arrived on the scene they found the fight's apparent loser, who told them that her relative Amanda Gail Walker had ripped out a clump of her hair.
Walker, 30, and her two kids, a son aged 9 and a daughter of 11, were found in a nearby room.
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When it was time for her to take the ride, mama Walker refused to go gently into that good police car. She allegedly fought the officers who had come to take her away. During this combat, a bag of what police say is meth fell out of her pocket.
Sometime later, Walker's kids told police that they each tasted the meth, believing it was candy.
Walker's charges include possession of a controlled substance, criminal child negligence and assault causing bodily injury. Her bond was set at $6,000. She also faces a DWI warrant in nearby Harrison County.
Yesterday, we brought you the tale of Jason and Misty Beasley, both found in various states of high intoxication while their toddler slept nearby. Misty was in such a deep sleep her husband evidently thought she was dead, whereupon he flipped out, waved a knife around and fired at least one gunshot at her imaginary killer before being taken into custody.