Fort Walton Beach Man Arrested for Leaving Toddler Home Alone

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

A Fort Walton Beach man who left a seventeen month old child
in his home while he went to work has been charged with Child
Neglect without Great Harm by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s
Office.

24-year old Elton Jerome Davis Jr. of 893 Culp Avenue was
arrested May 12th after a woman found the toddler playing in a
roadway with a dog. The deputy says the roadway is an active
thoroughfare. The front door of the Davis home was found open
but Davis was not inside.

Davis told the deputy he had placed the sleeping child on a
couch, put Cheerio’s and orange juice nearby, and then left to go to
work.


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