Grandmother accused of leaving autistic teen at Kansas rest stop arrested again

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EUREKA, Kan. (KAKE) -

An Oklahoma woman accused of leaving her autistic grandson at a Kansas rest stop has been arrested again on several felony warrants. 

Janie Gill, 68, was arrested Saturday for warrants out of Greenwood County, Kansas and Phelps and Rogers counties in Missouri. She was being held in Phelps County.

The Eureka Herald reports Gill bonded out of the Greenwood County Jail in April but did not appear for a pretrial conference on May 10. A warrant was then issued for her arrest.  

Gill is charged in Greenwood County with child endangerment and interference with law enforcement. Information on the Missouri warrants wasn't immediately available. 

A custodian found Gill's teenage grandson last November at the Highway 400 rest stop near Beaumont. He had no identification and couldn't speak. The sheriff's office alleges that Gill gave false information on how the child got left there. 

Documents from Gill's arrest last December revealed a neighbor told investigators the woman would lock her grandson inside a room overnight and when she went to work. When deputies served a search warrant at her home, they found the room with "deadbolt locking device." According to records, the deadbolt "had a key on the outside of the door, restricting movement to just inside the bedroom and bathroom."

In the weeks after the boy was found, he received a tremendous amount of donations.

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