BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. -- A local mom is facing charges after her young son wandered away.
The boy was with his mother at a motel in Starke when he slipped out the door and walked down a dirt road in just a T-shirt and diaper.
A woman found him crying in her yard on NW 36th Avenue. She waited 30 minutes to see if anyone would come looking for the little boy before calling the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.
The boy is in good condition.
Investigators say the deadbolt on the motel door was broken, which allowed the boy to get outside.
The sheriff's office says it has been dealing with this family for weeks, and the family's also been under investigation by the Department of Children & Families before.
The boy and his four siblings are with relatives.
Stephanie Jane Jenkins has been charged with child neglect. She's due to appear in court Tuesday morning.
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