Mom's latest arrest was for child neglect and violating probation from an earlier arrest

Mom’s latest arrest was for child neglect and violating probation from an earlier arrest

(As originally published with additional photos, Fri, March 29th 2024 at 6:17 PM)

LAKE PANASOFFKEE, Fla. (TND) — A woman is facing charges after her seven-year-old son spoke to a neighbor and a sheriff’s deputy, and she’s being held without bond because of something in her past.

Her latest arrest report is heavily redacted but it says the neighbor called when the boy “came over to her house and told her that he was playing outside, and that when he tried to enter his residence, the door was locked.”

The neighbor said she walked the boy over “and began to knock on the door in an attempt to make contact with the defendant, but was met with negative results.”

Then, she tried to call the boy’s father but couldn’t reach him.

That’s when she called the sheriff’s office.

The neighbor also told authorities it wasn’t the first time the boy showed up at her home.

“She advised [the boy] ran back to her residence due to the defendant’s residence was full of smoke,” the arrest report said.

The deputy spoke to the boy who said, “He got bored and went outside to play.

“[The boy] stated that he was unsure what time he went outside to play, but believed he was outside for over an hour.

“[The boy] advised that the defendant yelled at him to enter the residence three times.

“[The boy] advised when he attempted to enter his residence, the door was locked and he was unable to get the defendant to open the door.”

That was when he went to his neighbor’s house. He also said he couldn’t remember if he locked the door when he went outside.

That wasn’t all.

Mom's latest arrest was for child neglect and violating probation from an earlier arrest
Christy Renee Creger was arrested in January 2010 for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in Brevard County, before these arrests: (top, l-r) 2010, 2011 and 2012 in Brevard County; (bottom, l-r) 3 times in Sumter County in 2022; and (right) Feb. 27, 2024, in Sumter County. (Brevard and Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Offices)

“[The boy] also stated the defendant has unknown medical issues and was possibly intoxicated and passed out inside, unresponsive,” the arrest report said.

Then, the deputy spent more than 20 minutes trying to reach the mother.

“I knocked continuous [sic] and loudly on the front door and the surrounding windows of the residence,” he wrote, “but was met with negative results.”

He ended up forcing his way in, “due to the belief that the defendant needed medical attention.”

Inside, “I observed it to be dirty.

“The defendant was found in her bedroom located at the rear of the residence.

“The defendant appeared to be intoxicated and began to stumble and slur her words.

“I could also smell alcohol emitting from the defendant’s breath.

“I then asked the defendant if she knew where [the boy] was.

“She responded that she did, and that he was playing outside.

“The defendant was then asked what time [the boy] went outside to play on his own, and she advised at 6:45 a.m.

“The defendant also believed it was 9 p.m. when it was not.

“The defendant then stated that she was done answering questions and became uncooperative and very irate.

“She was then detained and escorted to the rear of my agency-issued patrol vehicle.”

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That’s when the deputy found out she “was on active probation as well, which was subsequently violated due to the new law violation.”

As for the boy’s father, the arrest report said he left for work at 10:30 a.m. “and has been gone all day.”

He also said the boy and his mom leave “around 7:20 a.m. everyday so that the defendant can walk” the boy to school.

Plus, he said “the front door locks on its own at times, and requires a key to open it.”

Christy Renee Creger Carnes, 47, was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm.

It wasn’t her first arrest, not even in Sumter County.

Online records show in 2022, she was charged with battery-2nd or subsequent offense, a felony.

That arrest report said she admitted “she threw a meat fork out in the yard where it struck the victim,” her husband.

He said it “struck him in the hand, causing a puncture wound.”

She added that he “sprayed her with a hose prior to her throwing the meat fork,” but that deputy noted, “I did not observe the defendant’s clothes to be wet.”

According to that arrest report, “She had a prior conviction of battery out of Lake County in 2017.”

The National Desk could not find that but did see she was adjudicated guilty of battery and disorderly intoxication there in 2013, and that victim was a sheriff’s deputy.

That deputy arrived at a gas station and was met by the store manager who said, “Thank God officer, you read my mind. I was just about to call you. She won’t leave and she has been rude.”

According to the arrest report, the deputy became the victim when he asked “for identification, which she responded by throwing her wallet at me, striking me in the chest, and stating ‘You find it!’”

She was sentenced to time served in jail, and a year of probation, but violated it in just under a year, specifically, “Defendant failed to complete the recommended alcohol treatment.”

A few months later, the state dismissed that complaint.

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