Lake City mom charged with child neglect

Police say 1- and 3-year-old children left alone while she went to work

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Columbia County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Tierra Shanta Carr-Richardson

LAKE CITY, Fla. - Police investigating after two young children were found alone in a Lake City apartment, their 33-year-old mother was arrested on two counts of child neglect.

Officers called to the Windsong Apartments on Symphony Loop about 10 a.m. Sunday were told Tierra Shanta Carr-Richardson left her children alone while she went to work and asking her neighbors to check on them while she was gone.

Police said the mom left for work at 7 a.m.

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the children and Carr-Richardson was arrested and booked into the Columbia County jail

Tierra Shanta Carr-Richardson
Black/ Female
Date of Birth: 12/20/1978
770 S.W. Symphony Loop, Apt. #302
Lake City, Florida

Anyone having information about this incident or others can contact the Lake City Police Department anonymously on the TIP line at (386) 719-2068.

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