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Special needs child found locked inside apartment

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a routine arrest led to the discovery of a special needs child locked inside an apartment Wednesday evening.

Twenty-three-year-old Angelica Tutt was arrested around Aug. 29 after police say she began causing a scene inside the Beecher Terrace public housing complex.

Police say they were working on another arrest, when she started acting belligerent and drawing a crowd.

Police say once the officers went to effect the arrest she resisted, and began kicking. Once in the squad car, police say she spit on the officer who tried to put her seatbelt on.

Tutt told police that in addition to the children who were outside with her, there were others in her house. Police then went into the home to make sure the children were okay and of appropriate age to be left alone.

As police approached Tutt's apartment on S. 10th street, they heard someone scratching on the door. At that point they say they entered the apartment and found a 9-year-old girl with Cerebral Palsy who appeared to have fallen down the stairs. Police also say she was covered in vomit and may have soiled herself.

Police say the girl is Tutt's niece. She was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital where police say they believe she was released shortly thereafter.

The other children were released to a grandparent on the scene. Police were unclear of Tutt's relationship to the other children.

Tutt is now facing charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing government operations, assault, resisting arrest, and criminal abuse.

She is currently being held at Metro Corrections on $10,000 cash bond.

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