Three children were turned over to the Division of Family and Children Services after police found them alone outside an apartment without water or power, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report.
About 4:30 p.m., deputies were called to the 500 block of Richmond Hill Road West after a report of children sleeping on the steps of an apartment building.
The report said a deputy arrived and found three children, ages 9, 8 and 6, locked outside an apartment. When maintenance was reached and let the deputy inside, he found the apartment did not have water or power.
The deputy called the mother, who said the man who usually picks up the kids after school was in jail and she was an hour away and had not made other arrangements.