Nicole Banks

The Houma Police Department has arrested a local mother who allegedly deserted her child.

On April 30 just after 9 p.m., the Houma Police Department responded to a report of a child being abandoned on the side of the road near the Houma Fire Department on East Tunnel Boulevard. 

When officers arrived, they located a 9-year-old male child who said that his mother dropped him off at the fire station. 

Further investigation yielded that the mother, Nicole Banks, 35, of Roselawn Street, attempted to get in touch with the boy’s father, who is not an employee of the fire department, but was not successful. 

She then left the child and departed the area.

As the investigation continued, the boy’s father showed up at the fire department, along with the mother who had three other kids with her.

The father took possession of all the children and the mother was taken into custody of the Houma Police Department.

Banks is charged with one count of child desertion. 

She was taken to the Terrebonne Parish Jail where she awaits bond or court.

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