Police seek mother after child, 4, found wandering Central Avenue

Police are looking today for the mother of a 4-year-old who was found wandering the streets on Monday.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said it will charge Allison Barnes, 24, of the 1900 block of Central Avenue with deprivation of a minor after her child was discovered sitting on the side of the road and her apartment was discovered filled with filth.

A woman driving down Central Avenue saw the child sitting on the shoulder of Central Avenue around 7:15 p.m., according to a sheriff’s report.

The woman contacted police, and officers began a door-to-door search for the child’s home. Officers located the apartment where the child lives and found the apartment with no food in the refrigerator and the floor littered with food, dirty clothes and roaches, according to the report.

There was no one present at the home, and the back door was open. The child was released to her aunt, but deputies have yet to find Ms. Barnes.

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