December 9, 2013
Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the parking lot of an apartment complex this afternoon in response to a report of two unconscious people in a vehicle.
Upon arrival deputies found Danny Ray Burkey, DOB 6/27/63, of St. Petersburg, and his wife Alice Charlene Burkey, DOB 7/1/72, also of St. Petersburg, sitting unresponsive in their vehicle.
Danny Ray Burkey was driving and still had the vehicle in gear with his foot on the brake. A child under the age of six was also in the vehicle. Deputies were able to awaken the couple.
BCSO narcotics officers also responded and searched the vehicle finding numerous pill bottles inside, including seven for controlled substances.
Danny Ray Burkey was arrested and charged with Child Neglect and Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License and had a hold placed on him for Detox, Alice Burkey was charged with Child Neglect and had a hold placed on her for Detox.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges associated with the prescription pills found in the car are expected.
The child was turned over to the parents. DCF has been notified.