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Mother arrested for child abandonment

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The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman for allegedly abandoning her child in Palmetto.

Detectives reported Erin Carnes left her one-year-old son by the mailbox of a home on 17th St. East.

They said she drove off because she believed the father of the child lived there with Jauquita Sails.

Carnes then came back and dropped off two bags of stuff for the baby and left again.

The woman who lives at the home claimed Carnes never gave her the child, nor did she agree to take the child.

Sails told detectives she did not know what to do.

Carnes was then involved in an accident while driving over the Green Bridge.

Palmetto Police responded at which time she threatened to jump off.

Once police got her back to their station they learned about the incident with the child and called the sheriff's office.

Detectives said Carnes' grandmother picked up the child.

She has been charged with child abandonment.

The boy has been placed with the grandmother.

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