Cantonment Woman Charged With Felony Child Neglect For Failing To Provide Medical Care

January 24, 2023

A Cantonment woman was arrested after allegedly failing to provide medical care for her son.

Sabrina Dawn Neufeldt, 45, was charged with felony child neglect and was being held in the Escambia County Jail with a $50,000 bond.

On January 18, a man contacted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to report the possible child abuse.

He told deputies that Neufeldt contacted him on December 20 asking if she and her child could stay with him for a while. He agreed to let her “stay with him rent-free until she was able to get her life back on track,” according to an arrest report. He drove to pick her up from a camper, and “when he arrived at the camper he noticed the living conditions were horrible such as black mold, rats, and a wet interior”.

The man told deputies that the child was emotionally distressed and malnourished, with pale skin, dark rings around his eyes, and severe rotting of the teeth with an abscess. She allegedly stated that she needed to get insurance to provide medical care for the boy.

On January 15, the boy lost consciousness on a ride at Foley amusement park. After paramedics determined he had low blood pressure, Neufeldt said she would take him to the hospital the next day. Instead, she decided to drink heavily and became intoxicated, the report states, before leaving home.

The man contacted deputies when she did not return for two days. The relationship between Neufeldt and the man is redacted from the arrest report, but the man told deputies that he had not seen her in six years and that he does not have custody or appear on the child’s birth certificate.

According to the ECSO, the child had about eight rotten teeth and is skinny, but appeared to be eating. There were no other injuries noted.

Another witness said Neufeldt’s camper in Flomaton had rats and black mold and she often did not have food to feed the child.


7 Responses to “Cantonment Woman Charged With Felony Child Neglect For Failing To Provide Medical Care”

  1. Tammy Hicks on January 29th, 2023 5:47 pm

    We are praying for her and her family. You don’t know the whole truth only what was said by the guy. How do we know that he’s really telling the truth. Don’t judge others that’s only God’s job.

  2. Susie on January 25th, 2023 7:19 pm

    I hope the child has other family members that will love and care for him. Bless his heart. There are many people that would give anything to have a child and give him the wonderful life he deserves. I just don’t have sympathy for the mother. Makes me sick the way that baby has been neglected. She needs a padded cell.

  3. Tee on January 24th, 2023 10:01 pm

    She deserves no sympathy. 45 years old?? No she doesn’t deserve to have a child or be a mom. Forget these sorry adults, help the child. He’s the one who needs help and a different parent. He’s the one worth the sympathy. He’s our future, not her.

  4. steve on January 24th, 2023 3:00 pm

    Charlotte Bates, lost hope and hopefully the child too. She is in a bad way and does not need to destroy another life. There is hope for the kid as he is so young but the uphill battle will need to be started now.
    I have zero sympathy for people that fail to seek help and when they are responsible for another life its double important they never stop trying to get help.

  5. Paul on January 24th, 2023 12:25 pm

    he should have reported her from day one instead of when she left him.

  6. Charlotte Bates on January 24th, 2023 12:11 pm

    She needs help, for herself and her child. Please don’t bash her, I can tell from the look in her eyes she has lost all hope. Praying for her, and her child that she can get her life back on track.

  7. mnon on January 24th, 2023 7:57 am

    Poor kid, my heart just aches for these children. I’d never be rich, I’d want to be there to give these kids a chance in life. May God look over this boy and help him succeed in life.

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