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Mother Arrested For Child Neglect

Wendy A

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Posted by: WendyA
Date: Jun 04 2019 8:27 AM

WALTON COUNTY, FL - Officers with DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a retail store parking lot Sunday evening in reference to a child locked in a vehicle with the windows rolled up and not running. Officers arrived to find Walton Fire Rescue already on scene trying to get access to the child. The 5 year old boy was found in the back seat sweating profusely. His clothing was completely drenched in sweat.

The boy was immediately treated by EMS personnel for heat exhaustion. He was then taken to Healthmark Regional Medical Center for evaluation, but was later released. During the investigation, the mother walked up to emergency personnel. She advised that her son refused to walk with her and wanted to stay in the vehicle. The 19 year old mother was arrested and transported to the Walton County Jail where she was charged with Child Neglect. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Child Protection Unit was notified and responded to ensure the well-being of the boy.

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