Rachel Caroline Clay, 32 of Lindale, was arrested this week after police said she abandoned her three small children at Gilbreath Park on Walnut Avenue.

Reports said that Clay left her three young children alone in the park while she “went to downtown Rome to run an errand”.

Police added that the children were found down by the creek and when they asked where their parents were he said he did not know.

Reports went on to say that officers were unable to reach the parents on their cellphone and later found out their whereabouts when they arrived back to pick up the children.

Clay is charged with 1st degree cruelty to children – deprivation of necessary sustenance.