LANCASTER - A Cartersville woman who allegedly left her four children alone in a house that caught fire is facing criminal charges.
According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Chris Lanham, Donna A. Robinson, of Gabbard Road, had started cooking Monday evening when she left the house, leaving the children home alone.
"She left for some reason, we don't know why," Lanham said.
A short time later, a neighbor noticed that the house was on fire and called 911. A state trooper located Robinson's car alongside Ky. 52, he said.
"She went to Lancaster, and had driven off the road," he said.
State Trooper Scott King made the arrest, Lanham said, and was not available for additional information.
Robinson was taken into custody and charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. She was lodged in the Lincoln County Regional Jail. A jail spokesman said she was released Tuesday on her own recognizance.