On December 17, 2016, Carmon was arrested on allegations of felony child abuse.  She left her two-year-old alone in a snow-covered car overnight in a parking lot. 
Nicole told Westminster police that she was involved in a Friday night car accident and left the toddler inside the vehicle.  She said she was unable to remember accident details, the way she returned home, or where the car was. 
Authorities started looking for her son at 10:40a.m., and he was located inside the in a East 120th Avenue parking lot around noon. 
The vehicle showed no sign of having been involved in an accident.  Police are trying to determine the circumstances that led to the child being left alone inside the vehicle and how long the boy was there. Anyone with information is asked to call the Thornton Police tip line at 720-977-5069.