The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested the parents of a three-year-old child found walking alone on Topsy Bel Road.

Brock Kevin Manuel, 27, and Rochelle Renee Riley, 41, of Ragley were booked into the Jeff Davis Parish jail and charged with criminal abandonment.

Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey says the JDSO was informed by a driver that she had found the child walking alone on the roadway. Deputies said that, during their investigation, they determined the mother left the residence to go to the store and the father was not watching their children.

The child and other children in the home have been turned over to their grandmother.

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