Toledo mother arrested after grandmother calls police

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – A Toledo mother is under arrest after the grandmother of her newborn called the police. The suspect's mother says was worried about the welfare of her 2-week old grandchild.

Police say they found Erika Murphy, 21, visibly intoxicated around 8p.m. Monday night.

Officer did not receive an answer at the door, but they could hear a baby crying inside. They forced their way in by kicking the door down, and found the baby lying on a couch. Murphy was arrested when she walked into the living room.

Keith Sims, the apartment's owner, says this is all a misunderstanding:

"I think Erika's a good mom. I think she'll be alright. She needed time. Her mom won't give her time to do what she needs to do... I don't even think she was under the influence. She wasn't under the influence when I left. She was good."

She is currently being held in the Lucas County Jail on one count of obstructing official business. She was already wanted on an outstanding warrant from the city of Oregon.

The infant has been placed with Murphy's mother, and Children's Services has opened an investigation.

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