In Feb we shared a post about a Texas mother who was wanted by police for abandoning her two children at home for over two months.
According to People she has been arrested in Mobile, Ala.
Officers apprehended Raven Yates on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at an apartment complex where she was staying with a male friend after allegedly abandoning her 12-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son on Sept. 8.
The children’s father notified RFPD on Nov. 14 that his kids were allegedly deserted for the past two months, “much of the time without access to food or medical supplies.” During that time, the kids were not registered in school.
“The father immediately flew in from California where he had been working at the time,” RFPD shared, noting that he “had been informed that his child’s mother had been seen in Mobile, Alabama without her children and realized they were home alone because he had been asked by his daughter to send food regularly.”
RFPD previously noted that both children are “safe with a family member in Alabama.”
Following RFPD’s investigation, an arrest warrant was issued on Dec. 8 for Yates on two counts of abandoning and endangering a child without intent to return.
With help from the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force, RFPD located Yates after she continued to actively post about the situation on social media, leading to several tips and leads.
On March 8, in a joint effort between the Roman Forest Police and US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force to locate Raven Yates resulted in her being located and apprehended at an apartment complex in Mobile Alabama. Yates was staying with a male friend at that apartment complex in Mobile. Yates was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held at the Mobile Police Department awaiting extradition back to Montgomery County.
Raven Yates is the mother who allegedly left her 12 year-old daughter and 3 year-old son at her home alone from September 8, 2022 until discovered by the 12 year-old’s father on November 14, 2022.
The concerned father reported to the Roman Forest Police that his 12 year-old daughter has been home alone with her 3 year-old brother since September 28, 2022, much of the time without access to food or medical supplies. The father immediately flew in from California where he had been working at the time. The father had been informed that his child’s mother had been seen in Mobile Alabama without her children and realized they were home alone because he had been asked by his daughter to send food regularly.
Following an investigation by the Roman Forest Police, an arrest warrant was issued on December 8, 2022 for the mother, Raven Yates, for 2 counts of Abandon Endanger Child Without Intent to Return.
Since the Roman Forest Police released the details of this story to the media, Yates has been actively making social media posts about the situation. This led to many tips and leads.
US Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force followed a tip to an apartment complex in Mobile Alabama to find that Yates was staying with a male in the complex. At 4:30pm Yates was apprehended.
Yates’ Facebook profile intro says she’s an “International Mommy CEO | Recording Artist | Model | Actress.”
Her most recent Instagram post is a short clip of herself puckering up for the camera, posted the day she was arrested. “How deep is your ❤️ 💋I love you 😍 much,” she wrote in the caption.
As of Saturday, Yates was still listed on the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office inmate roster. She’s currently awaiting extradition back to Montgomery County, Texas.
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