Falsely accused woman upset with DFACS | News
In January Shirley Mitchell was arrested and charged with commercial gambling in Warner Robins and was released that very same day. Later the police dropped the charges. On Wednesday the great-grandmother said she is upset with how the Division of Family and Children Services handled her great-grandchild.
While she was under arrest DFACS took her great granddaughter, Jordyn, into custody for three days.
Mitchell said DFACS told her family they wouldn't wait for other relatives to pick the child up.
"I had my best friend Doretha Luster, there at the time, which my sister called from Atlanta said she was on her way. And my brother had his girlfriend to come down, she was like five minutes away. And they told her and told my brother that they couldn't wait that they had to go ahead and take her," said Mitchell.
13WMAZ spoke with DFACS spokeswoman Susan Boatwright who says she can't comment, but will look into it.
Mitchell said some of Jordyn's belongings have not been returned.