Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CRACK HEAD BANGER


Deland, FL (SafeCITY) - Patricia Reynolds, a 39-year-old Florida woman was after she allegedly left her 4-year-old daughter home alone all night to go on a crack-cocaine binge.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, a 4-year-old girl dressed in pajamas appeared on her neighbor's doorstep crying about 5:45 a.m. telling the neighbor that she had awaken to find her mother gone.

Investigators say the woman took the child inside, calmed her down and then walked over to the girl's apartment, but no one was home. That's when she called 911, asking deputies to look into the matter.

The little girl told deputies that her mother was home when she went to sleep, but was gone when she awoke.

Deputies searched the neighborhood and then expanded their search to surrounding areas - eventually finding Reynolds later that morning at a gas station known to be a hot spot for drug activity.

After deputies apprehended Reynolds and placed her in the back of a patrol car, she reportedly became violent, banging her head against the partition in the back seat of a patrol car. She then slipped out of her handcuffs and attempted to flee, however deputies caught her. She repeatedly banged her head against the ground as deputies re-handcuffed her.

Reynolds was treated at a local hospital for lacerations to her hard head when she reportedly told a hospital worker that she had been out all night using crack-cocaine.

She was booked into the Volusia County Jail on charges of child neglect, prisoner escape and resisting an officer with violence.

The child was placed in the care of a relative.

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