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Tuesday, November 5, 2019, about 2:30 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home on Gulf Highway in Lake Charles in reference to several children being left home alone.

When deputies arrived, the complainant advised that a 3 year old, 2 year old and two 6 month olds had been left alone for an extended period of time. While on scene, the father of the children, Marcus J. Montgomery, 28, Lake Charles, returned to the residence.

Detectives spoke with Montgomery who stated he left the residence to walk to the store. It was determined that the children had been left home alone for over an hour.

Montgomery was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 4 counts of child desertion. Bond was set at $2,000.

The children were released to the care of their mother.

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