Parents accused of negligence after 3-year-old found walking alone on Topsy Bel Road

Parents accused of negligence after 3-year-old found walking alone on Topsy Bel Road
Parents accused of negligence after three-year-old found walking alone on Topsy Bel Road (Source: Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office)

Ragley, La. (KPLC) - Authorities have arrested the parents of a three-year-old child who was found walking along Topsy Bel Road, according to the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey says deputies were informed about the child by a driver who saw the child walking unattended down the road on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.

Deputies determined that the mother of the child had left their residence to go to the store. The father was not watching the children. Both parents, Brock Kevin Manuel, 27, and Rochelle Renee Riley, 41, of Ragley, were arrested and booked for criminal abandonment.

The children have been turned over to their grandmother.

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