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Woman arrested for starving her children
A-Woman starves children mug
Neeley - photo by For the Dawson County News

A Dawsonville woman was arrested early last month for reportedly starving her children and allowing her toddler to wander away from her residence.

The woman, Susan Diane Neeley, 34, was arrested Dec. 8 on three counts of cruelty to children and one count of reckless conduct.

According to Sheriff Jeff Johnson, Neeley is accused of willingly depriving her three children of necessary sustenance to the extent that the children's health and well-being were jeopardized.
Johnson said the arrest stemmed from a missing juvenile call that occurred on Dec. 7.

The ages of the children were not released.

Neeley is also accused of allowing her toddler daughter to wander approximately 1 1/2 miles away from the residence, Johnson said.

"The child was out after dark on an evening with a temperature of 52 degrees," Johnson said. "The child's two siblings, who went to search for the toddler, were also missing. All were located at another residence."

When located, the toddler was found soaking wet, apparently from falling into a creek.
Neeley was released on a $30,000 bond on Dec. 12.