Newport News man charged with child neglect

Newport News man charged with child neglect

Credit: NNPD

Robert Smith is charged with neglect and public intoxication.

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 3 at 6:30 AM

NEWPORT NEWS -- A Newport News man was charged Sunday with leaving his infant home alone. 

According to police spokeswoman Holly McPherson, officers found 19-year-old Robert Smith lying on the street in the 300 block of Split Rail Circle in his own vomit.  Police believe Smith had been smoking spice.

Smith was transported to the hospital.

McPherson said Smith had left his one-year-old boy at home.  Child Protective Services was notified. 

The mother returned to the residence about an hour after police discovered the boy, McPherson said.   

Smith is charged with neglect and public intoxication.

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