Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – A father is behind bars for neglect of his children after police arrested him for a routine traffic stop.
According to the Panama City Beach Police Department, officers arrested Tr’ia D. Wiley, 27, of St. Louis Missouri for a routine traffic stop when they spotted an empty car seat at the back of his car.
Officers immediately began asking questions about the child’s location. Wiley told officers the child was at the Ramada by Wyndham with a babysitter known as “Ki Ki,” officers said.
After discovering that Wiley did not have a valid driver’s license, an out-of-state warrant, and was in possession of marijuana, investigators and officers proceeded to the hotel room to do a check-up. welfare.
They discovered an 18-month-old child alone in the hotel room with noticeable injuries.
The child was transported to the Sacred Heart of Ascension.
Wiley was later found to be the child’s father, officers said.
After asking Wiley about the child’s condition, he told officers he learned how to treat the child’s injuries on YouTube.
Wiley has been charged with child neglect with serious bodily harm, no valid driver’s license and drug charges.
He was rushed to Bay County Jail to await his first appearance.
The case is still ongoing.
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