Baker Police: Group home driver left three boys alone in van _lowres

Theresa Jarrett, 58

Baker police arrested a group home employee who left three boys alone in a van in the Plank Road Wal-Mart parking lot Monday.

Theresa Jarrett, 58, was booked on three counts of cruelty to the infirmed.

A witness in the parking lot shot a roughly 10-minute video of two of the boys punching, kicking and spitting on a smaller boy in the back of the Ford van while Jarrett went inside the store, a Baker Police report says.

A Baker police officer identified Jarrett from the video and arrested her at the group home, which was not named in the report.

Jarrett told officers she left the boys in the van while she went inside Wal-Mart to pick up medicine, the report says.

Jarrett remained in Parish Prison Tuesday evening in lieu of $9,000 bail.