Montgomery woman drinking at Destin bar faces child neglect charge | Crime
DESTIN, FL (WSFA) - A Montgomery woman has been charged with neglect in Okaloosa County, Florida after deputies say she left two children alone in her car while she went to consume alcoholic beverages.
A witness called the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office around 3:44 a.m. Wednesday after finding two girls, a 7-year old and an 11-year-old, wandering the parking lot at AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar on Harbor Boulevard in Destin.
The girls were looking for 34-year-old Melissa Ann Ammons from Montgomery.
When deputies arrived, Ammons was getting in to the car with the girls to leave. An investigation revealed Ammons was inside the establishment for approximately an hour and a half without the children.
Ammons was arrested and charged with child neglect.