Clayton County police arrested three adults and charged them all with child cruelty after four children were found covered with flea bites.
Police officers and sheriff’s office deputies went to serve Nicole Tarney Hunter, 26, Chantrell Marlon Mitchell, 33, and Michael Gamal Mitchell, 58 a warrant on
Fairway Pointe Drive in Riverdale.
When officiers arrived they noticed several bite marks on four children between the ages of 4 and 7.
They were initially told the bites were from mosquitoes, but officials eventually determined they were from fleas, the release stated.
The Division of Family and Children Services took custody of the children.
Hunter, Chantrell Mitchell and Michael Mitchell also face a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The arrests were made during an operation targeting suspects with outstanding warrants, authorities said. Twenty-four people were arrested in that operation.