Posted: Dec 13, 2012 3:20 PM by Brian Waldrep
Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office
St.Amant- Authorities in Ascension Parish have arrested a woman from St. Amant for child desertion.
When deputies arrived at the home on Teddy Babin Road, they found an eight year-old child home alone sleeping in a bedroom. Deputies also noticed that the oven in the residence was on, as well as space heaters on the ground in the bedroom.
A short time later, the child's mother, Joy Quirk returned home and explained to the deputies she left the child home alone for twenty minutes, while she went to retrieve her car from another location.
Deputies then arrested Quirk and was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
The child was placed with a responsible family member.
Quirk has since bonded out of jail.