35-year-old Amberly Reed was charged with child neglect after shooting up in her locked bathroom and leaving her children alone to wander the neighborhood looking for drugs.
26-year-old Kelsey Bowen was charged with child neglect, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and contraband in a penal institution, and 27-year-old James Burnett was charged with child neglect, possession of heroin with intent, and contraband in a penal institution after officers found them passed out in a hot car with their 4-year-old child in the backseat.
28-year-old Rachel Diller was charged with two counts of child abuse and neglect after police discovered that she left her two children, ages 8 and 6, unattended on a consistent basis while leaving for work in Nashville.
53-year-old Sharyn Wells and 29-year-old Mark Yurt were charged with child neglect and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after the couple overdosed in Mapco while their 13-year-old son was waiting in the car.
When officers arrived to Summit Hospital after midnight Thursday night, they found a vehicle running, with the rear doors open, no heat on, with two adults passed out in the front seat, one with a syringe inserted into his arm, the other with an uncapped syringe beside her on the console. In the back seat were two small children, ages 9 and 7, crying and shivering while the 30-something degree wind blew through the open rear doors.
Metro Police located an 8-year-old child wandering the streets of North Nashville late Tuesday night. When they returned the child to its home, they discovered a 12-year-old & a 2-year-old home alone, and realized another 11-year-old autistic child had also wandered off, too. That child was located near a local hotel, and Megan Moreno was arrested and charged with 4 counts of child neglect.
Tony Preston Amaker, 27, was arraigned on Wednesday, after the Grand Jury handed up a two count indictment for charges of aggravated child abuse, and aggravated child neglect, of a 3-year-old child.
Aretha Williamson was charged with child neglect on Monday, after waiting 24-hours to report that her 12-year-old son had run away from home for the 5th time a few days prior.
According to officers, when the child left the apartment she had to go down three floors of stairs, walk across a construction zone, and cross a busy road, to get to the wooded area where she was found leaving to walk onto the side of Murfreesboro Road.
Alisha Vega, who police state was ‘visibly intoxicated’ claims that she didn’t drive the van, but rather her friend had driven the van to Longhorn and left it there, with her daughter inside for over 10 minutes with doors closed, windows up, and motor off.