Mesa Mom Locks 2-year-old In Closet and Goes To Work
January 25, 2010
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