September 23, 2012

Kelly Gibbs - Jailed After Motorist Finds Toddler Wandering Naked In Street, Mom's House Filled With Empty Alcohol Bottles

Kelly Gibbs Jail Booking

New Port Richey, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Kelly Gibbs, a 41-year-old Florida woman was jailed Saturday after her 3-year-old son was found was found wandering naked in the street, however she didn't realize that the child was even missing even though several hours had passed.

According to New Port Richey police, officers were dispatched at around 12:30 p.m. after a motorist found a naked child walking in the street and called 911.

Investigators say the motorist stayed with the child until help arrived. New Port Richey police officers, along with deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, canvased the surrounding neighborhoods in an attempt to locate the child's residence.

Officers used a K-9 unit to track the boy's path back to an apartment complex where his mother resides. During the search, a resident at the apartment complex recognized the boy and told officers where they could find his mother.

When officers arrived at Gibbs apartment, she was unaware that the child had gone missing.  Officers noted that the residence was unkempt and empty alcoholic beverage bottles.

When officers attempted to handcuff Gibbs, she pushed an officer away and resisted arrest.  She was eventually taken into custody without further incident.

Gibbs was booked into the Pasco County Jail and charged with child neglect and resisting arrest without violence. She was released two hours later after posting an $1,100 bond.

Gibbs was previously arrested in May 2010 on a charge of domestic battery.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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