Two Augusta mothers charged after children left unattended

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:07 PM
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Two mothers are facing charges after leaving their children unattended in separate incidents.

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Lyndia Lytle was charged with two counts of deprivation of a minor.
Lyndia Lytle was charged with two counts of deprivation of a minor.

The first incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Monday when Laquita Lakey Tart, 26, who is homeless, left her 2-year-old son standing on the corner of Perry Avenue and 10th Street.

According to an incident report, a woman who lives on Perry Avenue saw Tart abandon her son. After waiting several minutes for Tart to come back, the woman brought the child into her front yard and called the child’s grandmother, who came to pick him up.

A Department of Family and Child Services employee came to the scene but Tart never returned. Tart was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on charges of deprivation of a minor.

Another mother, Lyndia Joyce Lytle, 37, was charged with two counts of the same offense Tuesday after police discovered her children, girls ages 12 and 15, had been left in her vehicle while she went to work.

The 15-year-old used someone’s cellphone to call police to the parking lot near the Bobby Jones Expressway Wal-Mart around 10 p.m. Monday.

The teen told police Lytle left her and her sister in the car when she went to work at Wal-Mart at 9 p.m. Lytle told them she had a break at 2 a.m. and would get off five hours later.

The teen stated she grew scared because the front passenger window was broken and she could not secure the vehicle, according to an incident report. Two unknown women had also approached the vehicle saying the girls were too young to be left alone.

The 15-year-old left her sleeping sister in the vehicle while she went in the store to look for her mom, but when she couldn’t be located, the teen called 911.

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AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/25/14 - 07:39 am
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Working Moms

I feel for the lady that works a WallyMart. A fifteen year old is just on the bubble as to say alone or not. Especially at night.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/24/14 - 03:24 pm
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AFjoe...the 15 year old was
Unpublished

AFjoe...the 15 year old was not left at home, she was left in the car....for 10 hours.

Pops
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Pops 06/24/14 - 04:55 pm
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These are indeed

the stories that will be read over and over in the coming years.........different people.....same type type situations......oh well......downtown is being revitalized........

corgimom
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corgimom 06/24/14 - 06:11 pm
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My guess is that the woman is

My guess is that the woman is in a situation where it wasn't safe leaving the two girls at home. Or maybe the 15 year old was starting to get into trouble and the mother thought that she couldn't be home without an adult any more.

But if you read the story, the girls had only been by themselves for ONE HOUR when the girl called the police. They had not been there for 10 hours.

As for the first woman, I hope the child is never given back to her. She should be tried for attempted murder, for leaving a 2 year old on a street corner.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/24/14 - 06:12 pm
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The first woman also has

The first woman also has another child that's 4. Where's that little girl?

leebraxjr
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leebraxjr 06/24/14 - 10:13 pm
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Laquita Tart

She looks like she could be Lil Wayne's sister.

Serious though she should not be slammed on this incident. Although she could have had her children go inside of Wal-Mart since it is a 24 hour store.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 06/24/14 - 11:30 pm
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Homeless and Dangerous

How can a homeless mother afford to have all the braids in her hair that she has?

Leaving a 15 year old with a younger sibling in the car is dangerous. I am an adult and I would not feel safe in a car at Walmart overnight with a broken window.

geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 06/25/14 - 05:03 am
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Homeless in name only

Being homeless does not mean not getting public assistance. They had no problem finding the Grandmother. This is probably the address that the EBT and section 8 money goes to.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 06/25/14 - 06:14 am
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more candidates for

more candidates for sterilization.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/25/14 - 07:13 am
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Want to bet

They both eventually will get the kids back.

People will come running with $$$$ and offers of help.

They'll get probation and be monitored by DFAC's for while.

They'll move around a lot, the system will loose touch.
The kids, IF they survive will be doing the same thing they were taught by their mother in years to come.

BTW: Where were the Fathers or sperm donators in each of these cases?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/25/14 - 07:19 am
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Regarding the 12 & 15 y/o

There was no need to have them stay in the hot car to keep them out of trouble. Trouble would have been a phone call away to meet them in the parking lot.

For the 10 hours (as we are told) they could have been walking around in the AC cooled store, even sitting down at the snack bar (Sub W/McD.)

BTW: I want a better explanation of the term HOMELESS used in the article. Since people knew her and G-Mother of the child at 10:30PM and how to reach and call them?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/25/14 - 07:17 am
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Daddie---daddie-daddie

Father---poppy-daddie--pops--calling FATHER....where art thou!!!

Yep, it is a shame ...but didn't it take 2 to make these babies?

Airman
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Airman 06/25/14 - 07:18 am
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Pond Life

I appreciate that info, now if you would take medicare I would not have to leave my computer. Love your comments

corgimom
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corgimom 06/25/14 - 08:00 am
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The woman who left their

The woman who left their children in the parking lot obviously didn't do that on a regular basis. Something happened that she had to do that on that particular night.

I still believe that there's more to that story than meets the eye. Why didn't the 15 year old have her mother paged at Walmart, if she couldn't find her?

Pond Life
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Pond Life 06/25/14 - 08:10 am
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"The woman who left their
Unpublished

"The woman who left their children in the parking lot obviously didn't do that on a regular basis. Something happened that she had to do that on that particular night."

Where does it say that in the story? How do you know this? Why do you so frequently claim to know things for a fact that you do not know?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 06/25/14 - 08:19 am
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Why didn't the 15 year old have her mother paged

A 15 year old is still a child in the eyes of the law, in knowledge and in development. Both should lose their children and any entitlements they are getting. It's time to put a stop to this. Quite often these young "mothers" (breeders) are advertising for sperm donors on Craigslist to get them pregnant so that they can get a raise in entitlements. What do they do with the children they already have? They sign over custody to their Mothers and Grandmothers who then qualify for a check and housing because now they are raising the children.. All the while the breeding stock keeps on breeding. Public housing is like keeping large numbers of male and female rabbits in the same pen. Your gonna get a lot of litters who eventually will be inter-related and inbred and on the entitlement train!!

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 06/25/14 - 08:51 am
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The Collateral Damage - The Kids

We see it all the time. Yes, there are some in this society of ours that have kids for the check. And some have learned to milk the system with the "Grandmother Raising" rule, and everybody gets paid. Except the collateral damage -- the kids. If you want to 'boink', then 'boink'. But take responsibility and practice birth control. The child has had no vote in this life you are subjecting them to. As above, I too would vote for sterilization for both.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 06/25/14 - 10:32 am
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GREAT SOCIETY
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Someone commented about where the fathers are. My guess is the women don't know who made the donation. This is a direct result of the Great Society program enacted by and fought for by the democrats. These women should be put in jail, benefits taken and the children placed in foster care where they might have a chance in life.

cush1944
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cush1944 06/25/14 - 11:19 am
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"The woman who left their

"The woman who left their children in the parking lot obviously didn't do that on a regular basis. Something happened that she had to do that on that particular night."
"Where does it say that in the story? How do you know this?"
PL, how can you ask such a question, ha, ha.

allhans
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allhans 06/25/14 - 11:33 am
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It is much too hot, even late

It is much too hot, even late in the evening, to be shut in a car. So the teen was unhappy with the situation....

Darby
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Darby 06/25/14 - 06:18 pm
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