Woman arrested after being accused of abandoning 6 kids in Walmart

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ)-A Somerset woman was arrested Saturday after being accused of abandoning her six children at a Walmart in Columbia.

According to the Commonwealth Journal, 34-Year-old Amanda Jardinez went to the Walmart in Columbia Friday night with six juveniles, two of them being her own children.

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The Commonwealth Journal says she told the children to find a Walmart worker and then started to leave the premises.

The paper says three of the children tried to follow Jardinez out of the store, but she made them go back inside and then left with James Holovich and Holovich’s 5-year-old daughter.

Holovich is still at large.



Jardinez is charged with wanton endangerment and also has a failure to appear in connection to an assault charge out of Rockcastle county.