Kingman woman arrested after baby daughter left outside home

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Amanda Chipman, 24. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office) Amanda Chipman, 24. (Source: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)
KINGMAN, AZ (AP) -

A Kingman woman has been arrested after authorities say her baby daughter was left outside without shoes or supervision.

Mohave County Sheriff's officials say 24-year-old Amanda Rose Chipman is being held on suspicion of child endangerment and drug possession.

It was unclear Wednesday if she has a lawyer.

Sheriff's deputies went to Chipman's home about noon Tuesday after receiving a call about an unattended toddler crying in a fenced area.

They found a barefoot 1-year-old girl in the home's front yard wearing a shirt and a diaper.

Deputies say nobody answered knocks on the door and they found Chipman asleep inside the house with a marijuana pipe and other drug-related items.

Chipman told authorities she didn't know her baby was outside. The child has been was released to a relative.

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