On October 28, 2011 Cassandra Gunter was arrested for three counts of child neglect. At the time of her arrest an officer was dispatched to home. Upon arrival, the officer noted Gunter was no where to be found and Gunter's 5 year old son was playing unsupervised outside. Upon entering the home the officer noted that Gunter's 3 and 1 year old daughters were also present. The officer noted a foul urine stench and upon closer inspection found the home covered in urine and feces from the children. Also there was no power or water to the home. Gunter returned 30 minutes later and was arrested.
After Gunter's arrest her three children were placed in the custody of their maternal aunt, Kimberly Williams. A short time later the elder two children were placed with their father, Steven Gatzke. In December 2011, Gunter bonded out of jail to live with her sister. Shortly after Gunter's youngest daughter was placed with her father, Barry Berger.
In April 2012 Gunter pleased no contest to three charges of Contributing to the delinquency or dependency. She was sentenced to 2 years of probation and ordered to attend mental health court. Her court document can be found here: http://courtsearch.stlucieclerk.com/Benchmark...
All three children are currently happy and healthy living with their respective fathers. Gunter and the State of Florida, however, are currently seeking reunification with the mother. Please write to St. Lucie County Courts and ask them to leave the children in their safe and stable homes with their fathers.