A report that several small children had been left alone Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of the children's mother for endangering their welfare.
A report that several small children had been left alone Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of the children’s mother for endangering their welfare.
During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said Shavonya Perry, 30, arrived at the house after police had been called by neighbors who reported the children were alone.
Detective Jeremy Funderburg reported that when officers arrived at the house in the 5600 block of Hampton Parkway at about 5:45 p.m., they were met by a group of women, one of whom said that they saw a small child chasing a dog and when they took the child home and were unable to locate an adult.
Manning said officers found a 1 year old, a 2 year old and a 3 year old, and while they were there, a fourth child, age 8, arrived home from school.
Funderburg reported that Perry was arrested when she arrived home. The children were turned over to the Arkansas Department of Social Services.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Perry after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
Kearney also ordered Perry to have no contact with the children until the case is settled and to come back to court May 25.