Date of Occurrence:
· Friday, October 7, 2011 at approximately 10:35 p.m.
· 7 year old male
· Nicole F. Evans-32 of New Castle, DE (Photograph not available)
· Endangering the Welfare of a Child
· Released on $500.00 Secured Bond
New Castle-The Delaware State Police have arrested a 32 year old New Castle woman after she left her 7 year old son on the side of the road after a domestic incident, and was then located by a passerby approximately one mile away from his residence.
The incident occurred on Friday, October 7, 2011 at approximately 10:35 p.m. after a passerby observed the 7 year old boy walking alone southbound on the unlit shoulder of northbound US13, in the area of Federal School Lane and contacted State Police.
The investigation revealed that Defendant Nicole F. Evans-32 of New Castle was traveling in her car with her 7 year old son on their way home from a friend’s house. Nicole F. Evans was angry with him over a previous domestic argument with the child. She pulled the vehicle over at an unknown location and told the child that she did not want him anymore, and to exit the vehicle and walk home by himself.
Approximately one hour after the child was found by the passerby, Troopers were able to identify and locate Evans at her residence at the Castle Brook Apartments, 500 block of South Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE. During this one hour time period, Evans made no attempt to contact 911 to report her child missing.
Evans was arrested and charged with the above crime, arraigned and released on $500.00 Secured Bond. The Division of Family Services was notified and the 7 year old was turned over to family members. The child was not injured as a result of this incident.