Mother, Daycare Workers Arrested After 4-Year-Old Goes Missing
TITUSVILLE, Florida - A mother and two daycare workers have been arrested and charged with felony child neglect after a four-year-old boy went missing child in Titusville, Florida.
Titusville Police responded to the Budget Motel, located at 612 South Washington Avenue, following a report of a missing child around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. As a result, all available personnel from multiple law enforcement agencies immediately began searching for the missing child, DeShawn Harris. The boy was ultimately found unharmed at approximately 7:30 p.m. that same night.
Investigators say that the child fell asleep on the Shining Stars Learning Center van on his way home around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. He was allegedly unnoticed by the daycare employees and he subsequently fell asleep in the van for about two hours.
On Thursday, Titusville Police Detectives arrested Wanda Fanne Curry, 50, of Mims and Ashley Latifah Anderson, 24, of Mims and Tiffani Marie Hernandez, 26, of Titusville. Curry and Anderson are employees at Shining Stars Learning Center and Hernandez is the mother.
All three suspects are charged with 3rd degree Felony Child Neglect and are being held at the Brevard County Jail.