Man accused of abandoning child with acquaintance, charged with neglect

January 25, 2014 


BRADENTON -- A man was charged with child neglect after he apparently left a child whom he had custody of with an acquaintance and refused to take the child back.

Bradenton police were contacted by Child Protective Services around 1:15 p.m. Saturday in reference to a child abandoned at the One Stop Center, 701 17th Ave. W.

Further investigation revealed Jeremy Marshall had custody of the child Friday and gave the child to an acquaintance to watch, according to a Bradenton police report.

On Saturday, the acquaintance took the child to the One Stop Center to be returned to Marshall, but Marshall "refused to take the child and left," the report states.

Authorities at Child Protective Services were contacted and met the acquaintance and child at the Downtown Library. Meanwhile, officers were able to locate Marshall, who was arrested, officials said.

The child's mother was contacted, and CPS took custody of the child, according to police.

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