A mom was arrested on multiple charges after a 1-year-old choked on a cigarette butt while the woman walked to a nearby bay because she “needed a break,” deputies said.
According to a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office report, Hampton began consuming alcohol around 1 p.m. Saturday.
Hampton’s boyfriend told deputies he was concerned for the three children in the home, ages 1, 2 and 9, because Hampton has been “drinking alcohol excessively for the past few months.”
Hampton’s boyfriend left the house Saturday and left the woman with the three children.
Two other adults who were at the house heard the 1-year-old choking after the child managed to find smoked cigarettes in an ashtray.
One of the adults was able to remove the cigarette butt from the child’s mouth, deputies said.
According to the report, Hampton left the house and walked to a nearby bar.
When she returned home, Hampton and her boyfriend got into an argument over a cell phone and punched the man in the nose, a report states.
The two adults in the house told deputies they didn’t know the children were left unattended until they heard the 1-year-old choking.
Hampton was taken to the Flagler County Inmate Facility, where she remained Monday afternoon on $5,550 bond.