45ºF

Records shows day care at center of deadly accident has past violations

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Sheriff's detectives continue to delve into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 4-year-old boy in the parking lot of a day care in northeast Harris County.

Investigators said Anthony Craft was accidentally run over and killed on Tuesday while leaving the KD Learning Center #2 on Uvalde.

Investigators said Craft was killed while leaving with an 81-year-old woman by the name of Mabel George. However, Craft's family members said they have no idea who George is or why the day care allowed the child to leave with her.

"I don't know they let my grandbaby go with someone else I don't even know," said Craft's grandmother, Lisa Garrett.

Sheriff's investigators said both George and day care employees told investigators George had picked up the little boy several times before this accident. Craft's family said they only authorized the day care to transport the little boy to his pre-k classes at Tice elementary and have no idea how he ended up with George.

KPRC tried to speak with George at her home, but a family said she wasn't answering any questions.

County records show the day care is owned by Roslane McCoy. KPRC tried to speak with McCoy at a home listed as her address, but there was no answer. Calls placed to a phone number listed for McCoy also have not been returned.

State records show the day care was inspected on March 1 and 5 violations were found. State records show inspectors noted the day care did not have up-to-date insurance, an annual sanitation inspection report, up-to-date criminal background checks on all employees, or immunization records or health statements for every child going to the day care.

Officials with Children's Protective Services said an inspector not had a chance yet to return to the business to see if these violations were corrected.

CPS has launched its own investigation into this accident. Sheriff's officials said they will present the findings of their investigation to a grand jury.