21-year-old Tieghsia Udell of Beatrice was arrested for child abuse last week was arrested again on Wednesday for two additional counts of cruelty toward a child for prior incidents in which she left her two-year-old son home alone. In addition to her previous child abuse charge, Udell is now facing two counts of cruelty toward a child.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services took custody of the child for a previous abuse incident on Oct. 5 in which Udell was arrested for leaving her son home alone. The child has since been placed in the care of extended relatives in Beatrice.
Udell was released from jail Thursday morning on her own recognizance.