Babysitter charged after taking child on high-speed police chase
HOUSTON It started when police conducted a traffic stop. The woman gave a fake name, then took off with the toddler in the back seat, officials said. Officers chased the woman from downtown through the University of Houston campus, down to the south side around the 610 South Loops, then to the Southwest Freeway at Beechnut where she voluntarily stopped in a convenience store parking lot. The 18-month-old girl was checked by emergency medical personnel and appeared to be fine. Police said she was in a car seat the entire time. Jeanique Monet Johnson-Honore, 22, is charged with endangering a child and felony evading in the 338th State District Court. Houston police said she was the child's babysitter. According to officials, Johnson-Honore fled because she had outstanding warrants. Child Protective Services custody took care of the toddler until her mother picked her up Sunday night. Johnson-Honore is due in court on Tuesday.