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September 15, 2019

9/9/2019 12:58:00 PM
Child wanders down street as man in charge allegedly sleeps

Eddie Wayne Swin­dall III, 31, is charged with neglect of a dependent, maintaining a common nuisance and possession/use of legend drug, L6Fs; and possession of a controlled substance, an A misdemeanor.

Officers discovered a small boy, about 2, walking in the middle of an intersection near 1101 Bending Willow Way. He was dressed but had no shoes.

Deputies attempted unsuccessfuly to find where he lived and the child was taken to Department of Child Services. They then returned to the area to search and a neighbor pointed them to the above address where they roused Swindall who was asleep.

Apparently, he was supposed to be watching the child because the mother works a night shift and goes to bed about 7 a.m. According to the police report, Swin­dall claimed he had done "nothing wrong."

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