Inkster Mom Leaves Toddler Unattended to Gamble at Motor City Casino

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Talayia Lara Renee Wellams, 25 (DOB: 10/29/1992), of Inkster, in connection with leaving her three-year-old son unattended, and without adult supervision, at Motor City Casino parking garage.

On August 3, 2018 at approximately 7:20 a.m., Motor City Casino Security discovered a three-year-old toddler alone in a vehicle parked on the third floor of the Motor City Casino parking garage. Casino security discovered the toddler alone for approximately five hours and conducted an investigation, and found the defendant and her aunt gambling inside the casino.

Wellams has been charged with Child Abuse - Second Degree and Leaving a Child in a Car Unattended*. She was arraigned on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in 34th District Court. The probable cause conference is scheduled for August 10, 2018 at 8:30- a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for August 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge William McConico in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $50,000/10% bond.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.