Children found wandering streets: parents, grandmother arrested

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Three people are facing charges Monday after a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old were found wandering around a Lake City neighborhood.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, someone found the children Monday morning in a subdivision about 300 yards from their home near the intersection of Pilots Way and Mayfair Lane. Police say the toddlers left the home while the adults inside were sleeping.

The children's mother, Rikki Allagood, 21, father, John Newhart, 19, and grandmother Victoria Swezey, 38,were arrested and now face child neglect charges.

The toddlers are in DCF custody.


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