Friday, June 13, 2008

Child Neglect Arrest

A 24-year-old woman is facing felony charges after deputies say she left three young children outside an Immokalee convenience store in the rain Thursday while she tried to buy beer, sheriff’s deputies said.

Anna Godinas, who gave a general delivery address on her arrest report, was arrested and charged with three counts of child neglect.

Arrest reports say a store clerk told deputies that Godinas entered the Shell station, 617 W. Main St. to buy a six-pack of Bud Light, leaving three children outside in the parking lot unattended. The children, ages 5, 2 and 1, were dirty and standing in the rain, reports said.

The clerk told deputies that she chided Godinas for leaving the children outside to which Godinas replied, “I don’t want them anymore anyway,” arrest reports said.