Leavenworth woman gets probation in child endangerment case

A Leavenworth woman was sentenced to 12 months of probation Friday for aggravated endangering a child, but could face prison at a June sentencing on drug charges.

Elizabeth A. Michaud pleaded guilty May 1 to the endangerment charge, acknowledging that she had lost her child on May 3, 2012. The child was found about three hours later, abandoned in a stroller, by a Leavenworth resident several blocks away.

The drug charges stemmed from an incident April 1, when she was arrested during a county drug investigation, and April 9, when officers found her possessing drugs when they arrested her for not appearing for trial on the endangerment charge.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said in a written statement that he will seek prison time for Michaud. She must serve 60 days in jail before beginning her probation.