A woman was arrested after a three year-old child under her car which was found unattended and wandering near four lanes of heavy traffic along US#1 in Titusville.
At around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25th, a passerby first noticed the young child wandering near the busy highway at the parking lot of the Ace Hardware located at 3636 S. Washington Ave. Another passerby was able to grab the child before it reached the travel lanes. Witnesses took the child into the business and called police.
About thirty minutes after officers arrived, the caretaker was located. Brittany Marie Jones, 20, of Tropic St. Titusville, was arrested at the scene for CHILD NEGLECT, and booked into Brevard County Jail.
The same child and caretaker were involved in a similar incident three days earlier on Garden St. in which the child was found unattended near a roadway. In that case, DCF was contacted and an assessment was done by Detectives.
In this latest incident, DCF also responded and is investigating. The child was unharmed and was placed with a caretaker.