Salisbury woman charged with leaving infant to go party

  • Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 10:49 a.m.
Tiodomira "Tia" Caudillo

SALISBURY — A Salisbury woman who went out partying, leaving her children at a Linn Lane home with a man now faces a misdemeanor charge. The Salisbury Police charged Tiodomira “Tia” Anna-Marie Caudillo, 21, of North Craige Street, with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The incident occurred on Sunday when a woman told investigators her son spent the night at a home on Linn Lane, where he babysat Caudillo’s 2-year-old son and a 9-month-old.

He fell asleep watching the 2-year-old, but had no idea the infant was in another bedroom. He’d been watching the 2-year-old since Saturday around 7 p.m. Sometime between 4 a.m and 4:30 a.m. the man said he heard the baby crying. He saw the infant on the floor crying. The baby was in a master bedroom of the home. The relationship between Caudillo and the babysitter is unclear.

A police report said Caudillo and a friend, at whose home the babysitting took place, went to a party. When the babysitter realized the infant was in another part of the house, he called Caudillo by cellphone and told her she needed to get her children. She went to the Linn Lane home at 5:45 a.m. and then sped away in her car. She returned at 8:50 a.m. and told the babysitter she was at a home in Spencer.

Salisbury Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said the Rowan County Department of Social Services was contacted and will conduct its own investigation.

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