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UPDATE: Conway child identified, sitter arrested

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Picture by the Conway Police Department Picture by the Conway Police Department

(KATV) Conway - Monday morning, a Conway mom got a call while at work that her two-year old was found walking down a busy street alone. It took the babysitter more than an hour and a half to realize he was missing, she has since been arrested.

The toddler was a good hands at the Conway Police Department but imagine his family's emotions seeing his picture on a website asking for someone to come forward and identify him.

This is the picture that went viral across Central Arkansas, taken by Latresha Woodruff at the Conway Police Department. She says, "People started coming to see him and he was very friendly and not scared, didn't cry."

Woodruff says the department got a call that a child was walking near the intersection of 2nd and Hays. He wasn't far from home but almost got hit by a car. "Officers started going door to door in that area trying to figure out who this child belongs to and how he came to be in the middle of the street."

As protocol officers called the Department of Human services (DHS) to pick up the boy, but not before grandma showed up to identify her grandbaby. "She showed me her identification, but when he saw her, he ran over and started hugging her so there was no doubt about who she was," Woodruff explained.

The two-year old was in police custody for nearly two hours before they pinpointed his home. Woodruff says when the sitter opened the door, she said she didn't have time to call police. "Because at that moment when she realized he was gone, officers knocked on her door."

21-year old Stacey Hughey was arrested, charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. Woodruff adds, "From what we understand, she didn't deliberately let the child out, but he did get out under her watch."

When Channel Seven stopped by the home, the two-year old's mom was packing her SUV with toys and clothes. In a hurry, all she said is she was terrified over what could have happened to her son.

Woodruff concludes, "Luckily he wasn't hit and he was alright. We got to visit with him for a little bit and now he is back with his mom."

After a routine interview with the child's mom, DHS let the 2 year old go home.

Both of Stacey Hughey's small children were at the home. Hughey's family shares the apartment home with the boy and his mom. Hughey told police, the toddler usually comes to her when he wakes up, but Monday, he didn't.