Mesa Mom Locks 2-year-old In Closet and Goes To Work

January 25, 2010

photo of Corinna DavisOn Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5 pm, Constable Fred Arnett (West Mesa Justice Court) was serving an eviction at an apartment complex located at 843 S. Longmore and found a two-year-old boy locked in the closet. Arnett stated that when no one answered the door, he entered the apartment in order to lock out the residents. As he checked the apartment for occupants, he noticed a chair against the bedroom door preventing the door from being opened from the inside. Arnett entered the bedroom and found the two-year-old boy in the closet, sleeping on a mattress.

Officers responded and noticed that the boy had bruises on his face, ears and hip. He also had a chipped tooth and a bruised lip. He was transported to a local hospital for follow-up care. He did not have serious or life-threatening injuries. He is now in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS).

At approximately 5:30 pm, a male subject arrived at the apartment and stated that he was there to take care of his girlfriend's son. He stated that his girlfriend, Corinna May Davis, 21, left for work at 4:30 pm and left the child locked in the closet. He stated that he was stuck in traffic and it took him longer to get there than he thought it would.

Corinna Davis (pictured here) admitted to leaving her son in the closet without adult supervision and going to work. She stated that her boyfriend told her he would be home in twenty minutes. She also admitted to spanking her son with her hand and causing the bruises on his hip. She denied any other abuse.

Corinna May Davis was arrested and booked on two counts of Child Abuse.



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