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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Defendant back in custody

  • A woman who failed to show up for her child endangerment trial Monday has been taken into custody, a police spokesman said.
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  • A woman who failed to show up for her child endangerment trial Monday has been taken into custody, a police spokesman said.
    Elizabeth A. Michaud was arrested at 9:26 a.m. today in the area of Fifth Street and Buttinger Place, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    A warrant was issued for Michaud's arrest after she failed to show up for her trial Monday morning in Leavenworth County District Court.
    Michaud is charged with aggravated endangering a child. She's accused of leaving her infant son alone May 3 in an alley in Leavenworth. Authorities believe she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol the night of the incident.
    Michaud had been free on bond when she didn't show up for court Monday. Jury selection in her trial was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. But prospective jurors were dismissed at 9:20 a.m. because Michaud had failed to appear, according to court records.
    Michaud also failed to appear for a hearing that had been scheduled for Monday afternoon in another case that is pending against her. A warrant also was issued for her arrest in this case.
    Nicodemus said police arrested Michaud today after receiving information about her whereabouts.
    "We received some information she was walking around in the area and then officers located her," he said.
    The deputy chief said it appeared Michaud was trying to hide when officers took her into custody.
    Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said Michaud likely wouldn't appear in court until Wednesday morning.

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