Amber L. Bruder, a 27-year-old resident of the Palm Pointe apartment complex in Bunnell, told hospital staff she was drunk when her 1-year-old boy was spotted wandering around the complex’s parking lot alone.
Megan Nicole Moss, 27, of Palm Coast, in September had left her 18-month-old son unsupervised long enough that he reached for a narcotic and overdosed. On Monday, she slammed a sliding glass door on his thumb, severing its tip.
Kristal and Robert Valenti were charged with felony child neglect after being accused of leaving their child in a truck outside Bunnell’s Beer House for hours so they could watch the Super Bowl.
Staff at Roma Court Academy had no idea the boy had wandered off the property until a Chinese delivery driver and another driver saw him in traffic on Palm Coast Parkway.
Tiffany Pond, 24, was passed out at the wheel of her car, the radio blaring, with an infant next to her near an open alcohol container when a Flagler Beach officer woke her up.
Wyatt Steed, the 1-year-old son of Palm Coast resident Linsay M. Steed, 25, died Sunday when he fell into a septic tank near an apartment complex in Ocala, where the boy and his mother were visiting.
Josie-Lynn Walters, 22, a resident of Espanola, was arrested on two counts of child neglect–a third-degree felony–after her children were found wandering unsupervised and in soiled underwear for over an hour near a busy intersection as Walters slept at home.
The house where four young children lived was strewn with dog waste and infested with roaches. Deputies had first investigated the scene in late July.
A 10-year-old child was removed from the home at 20 Rockne Lane in Palm Coast and turned over to child services. Thomas Ksiezopolski, Nina Holley and three others face a variety of charges.