DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a Dawsonville mother was arrested last month after authorities said she deprived her three children.
According to the arrest report, Susan Diane Neeley, 34, was accused of "willfully depriving her 3 children of the necessary sustenance to the extent that the children's health and wellbeing were jeopardized." on December 8th.
According to Sheriff Jeff Johnson, Neeley is also accused of allowing her toddler daughter to wander more than a mile away from their residence during the evening hours when it was 52 degrees outside.
"The child was out after dark on an evening with a temperature of 52 degrees," Johnson said. "The child's two siblings, who went to search for the toddler, were also missing. All were located at another residence."
They were all found at another home. The toddler was found soaking wet, apparently from falling into a creek, deputies said.
The next day, December 8, Neeley was arrested and taken to the Dawson County detention center. She's facing several charges, including three counts of cruelty to children and one count of reckless conduct.
Neeley was released on a $30,000 bond on Dec. 12.