GREENWOOD – Police arrested a Greenwood couple after their 3-year-old daughter was found wandering in their neighborhood.
Police said it’s not the first time it’s happened.
Police arrested Bunny Barton, 27, and Robert Barton, 29, on a charge of neglect of a dependent after neighbors found their daughter wandering around by herself at the Westminster Apartment complex Friday night. The little girl was not dressed appropriately for the weather.
When officers arrived to investigate, they found the couple groggy and “lethargic,” according to a report from the Greenwood Police Department. The couple said they all fell asleep, including their daughter, after they’d had dinner.
Another police report said someone called police on March 9 after finding the girl at the apartment complex in her underwear. In that case, officers couldn’t initially find the girl’s parents and sent her to a hospital. Bunny Barton told police that she and her husband would install additional locks to keep their daughter from getting out of the home.
According to the report from the March 9 incident, Bunny Barton became belligerent with officers while they arrested her for neglect. They arrested her on an additional charge of resisting arrest.