Dothan Woman Charged with Child NeglectMegan Reardon
Posted by: MReardon
Date: Nov 08 2023 4:57 PM
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA: A Dothan woman is charged with two counts of unlawful desertion of a child/child neglect after leaving two children at the Destin Emergency Room parking lot on August 14 around 10:30 PM and then driving away.
Staff out the children in a room for safety; one told Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office Deputies that 34-year-old Erica Cook had asked for the child to change an infant’s diaper in a car while it was in motion, and he refused.
He said she then told him and another child in the car they needed to help her get gas money.
When the pair got out in the parking lot and walked towards the front doors of the Destin Emergency Room, Cook left.
Nurses say she returned a few moments later and was told the children were in a room.
She left a second time and did not return.