Three Arrested after Children Found With Flea Bites

February 21, 2018 - 9:36 pm

Clayton County authorities say three people were arrested on child cruelty charges after four children were found with flea bites.

Nicole Hunter, Chantrell Mitchell, and Michael Mitchell were taken into custody after officers went to serve a warrant on Fairway Pointe Drive in Riverdale. The arrests were a part of an operation focusing on suspects with outstanding warrants. After the arrests were made, officers noticed insect bites on four children between the ages of 4 and 7.

Authorities say they were initially told the bites were from mosquitoes but eventually determined they were from fleas.

The Division of Family and Children Services took custody of the children.