Alyssa Marie Talamantes, 25, was arrested Aug. 2 after her 7-year-old son, whom she left home alone, was found wandering without shoes at the side of U.S. Highway 90 East. A good Samaritan discovered the child and stayed with him until authorities arrived.
Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched at approximately 9:26 p.m. to the 3000 block of East Main Street after several motorists reported seeing a young child walking east near the roadway. The roadway is four-lane highway with a posted 45 mph speed zone.
Texas Department of Public Safety and Uvalde Police Department assisted.
“When we arrived, a good Samaritan was with him, keeping him away from traffic,” said UCSO Deputy Max Dorflinger. “He had no shoes and was carrying a stuffed Spongebob. He said he was walking to his grandma’s house.”
Shoppers check out vendors set up in front of the Willie De Leon Civic Center during the fourth-annual Hotter than Hell 100-mile yard sale. Today is the last day for the three-day yard sale that stretches from Brackettville to Castroville along Highway 90.