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Two Mothers Behind Bars Accused of Neglecting Their Children

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police put two mothers behind bars for separate incidents on Monday.  Officers said both women put their children in danger.

The first, Shakana Leonard, 24, was cuffed after her 20-month-old toddler was found alone on the street Monday evening.shakana leonard endangerment mug

Investigators said the child is now in the godmother’s care.

The second, Margareta Felton, 22, was nabbed after cops said she left her five-year-old daughter home alone inside her Sherman Hills apartment on Monday afternoon.margareta felton endangerment mug

Wilkes-Barre Police said they also found crack cocaine and a pipe used for drugs inside the apartment. The low-income complex in Wilkes-Barre has been the scene of many violent crimes and drug activity over the past year.


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