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Local woman arrested for leaving child in hot car

MCLENNAN COUNTY, TX (KXXV) - UPDATE: Kelly Dyan Coker has been sentenced to 5 years deferred adjudication for abandoning a child back in June 2013.

A separate forgery charge was developed in a McLennan County Sheriff's Department investigation. He also received 5 years deferred adjudication for that charge.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested August 2 after police say she left her child alone in a car on June 21.

Kelly Coker has posted $5,000 bond and has been released from the McLennan County Jail after being arrested for leaving her child in a hot car.

According to police, a passerby noticed that a child was alone in a car in the 8800 block of Hewitt Dr. The child appeared to be in distress and appeared unresponsive.

Some other people were able to force their way into the car. The child became responsive after being placed in the shade for a short period of time.

Police say Coker took the child and left before officers arrived on the scene.

After investigating the incident, authorities were able get an arrest warrant for Coker and they arrested her on August 2.
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