Spring Hill, Fl — Nedra Byrd is facing child neglect charges after her 10-year-old son was found wandering the streets naked and intoxicated.
Police were called to Byrd’s home by a neighbor who found the naked boy walking the streets and clearly drunk off his ass. The neighbor said they went to Byrd’s home and found the 31-year-old passed out on the couch. They brought the boy back to their home and notified police.
“He couldn’t even stand. He was just, ahhh, you know. Naked, and I’m like, come in the house baby — and I went and got some of my son’s clothes,” the boy’s neighbor, Amanda Roesch said.
When police arrived at Byrd’s home, they also saw her sleeping on the couch with a man sitting near her looking at his phone. When police asked the man if they knew where the 10-year-old was, he stated he should be in his room. After checking and seeing that the boy was not there, he tried to wake Byrd.
After a couple of minutes, she finally woke up. Police asked her why her son was walking the streets naked and drunk, , she laughed and said that the boy was in his room. They informed her she was mistaken, and that he was safe and across the street with a neighbor. Noticing a half-empty bottle of brandy on the kitchen counter, deputies asked her if she’d been drinking.
“Yeah, I’m drunk as hell,” she reportedly said, then sat back down on the couch and fell asleep.
When police interviewed the boy, he said this was not the first time he’d drank alcohol and that he’d been drinking Christian Brothers Brandy all day. The fourth-grader also told deputies that someone had given him four shots of brandy, although the police report does not say who that person was. He said he doesn’t remember anything after looking outside to see if a noise he heard was one of his friends.
The boy was taken to the hospital where it was revealed his blood alcohol level was .108. Byrd was arrested and charged with child endangerment. She is currently in the Hernando County jail.Tags: alcohol, brandy, Child Neglect, Crime, Florida, Nedra Byrd