BREAKING NEWS – Houston, Texas – A Texas woman accused of abandoning her two young children for weeks in Houston was arrested in south Alabama.

The Roman Forest Police Department in Texas said Raven Yates was found at an apartment complex in Mobile, Alabama, after the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force was tipped off to her location.

Yates was reportedly staying with a man at the complex. Police noted that he cooperated with entry into the apartment and her arrest.

Houston, officials said a concerned father contacted law enforcement to report that his 12-year-old daughter and her 3-year-old brother had been home alone since Sept. 28 without consistent access to food or medical supplies.

Yates’ attorney said she did not abandon her children, and she planned on returning to drop off some gifts for them sometime during the upcoming holiday season.