A Casper woman denies she tried to lure children from an area park.

Attorneys for 45 year old Carol Palomo, entered pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental illness on her behalf, on two counts of interference with custody and one count of interference with a peace officer.

According to investigators, two potential victims were with their families at Washington Park last August when Palomo starting talking to the children.

The children then later told police that Palomo was asking them to come with her to the bowling alley and offered them candy.

Prosecutors say she grabbed one youngster by the arm and tried to walk away with the child.

When Palomo was arrested, the officer says she spat in his face and hair.

She was sent to the state hospital in Evanston, for a mental evaluation and was put on court-ordered medication.

Palomo is being held on $10,000 bond awaiting trial, and could receive up to two years in prison on each custody interference charge if convicted.