Leavenworth woman accused of leaving baby in alley skips trial

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Leavenworth woman who didn't show up for the start of her trial on charges that she left her baby alone in an alley was arrested Tuesday morning.

Jury selection for the trial of Elizabeth A. Michaud was scheduled Monday morning in Leavenworth County District Court. But Michaud, who's been free on bond, did not appear. A warrant was issued for her arrest and she was in custody Tuesday.

Michaud was charged with aggravated endangering a child after she allegedly left her infant son in a Leavenworth alley last May. Authorities say they believe she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

The Leavenworth Times reports Michaud also failed to show up in court Monday afternoon for a hearing in a case in which she faces drug charges.

She will appear in court Wednesday.

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