Officers found no bags or clothing in the room, nor was there any food. When officers prepared to transport the children to the police station, they asked if the children had shoes, and one of the children said they were gone. The children were apparently not harmed, and the Department of Children and Family Services was contacted to conduct their investigation.
At around 7:00 am the same day, APD was contacted and informed that the mother of the children had returned to the motel. Officers arrived and placed the mother, identified as Darnisha Tannehill, 27, of Alexandria, under arrest for two counts of Child Desertion. She was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.
No booking photo was available at the time of this release.