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IRCSheriff: Mother arrested after leaving weeks-old infant in car while gambling

IRCSheriff: Mother arrested after leaving weeks-old infant in car while gambling

IRCSheriff: Mother arrested after leaving weeks-old infant in car while gambling

Indian River County, Fl (treasurecoast.com) – The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office arrested a mother who left her 27-day old infant in a car while she gambled inside an arcade Friday. The car had been left running and the doors unlocked while the woman was inside the arcade.
The infant was found to be dehydrated and the mother was without food for the baby, prompting a deputy to leave and buy formula for the child.
Deputies arrested Bionca Kimyata Lockett, 32, of Sebastian, outside one of the arcades in the Sebastian Square plaza in the 11600 block of US 1.
IRCSheriff: Mother arrested after leaving weeks-old infant in car while gambling
IRCSheriff: Mother arrested after leaving weeks-old infant in car while gambling

Lockett faces felony charges of child neglect.

The baby had poor hygiene from poor cleaning, deputies noted. The infant also had dried skin and chapped lips and appeared to be malnourished.
It was determined Lockett left the baby unattended in an unlocked car in a busy plaza for approximately 1 ¾ hours.

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