Jason S. Dhillon: Fort Pierce man charged with child neglect

A Fort Pierce man has been charged with child neglect after allegedly leaving his 4-year-old in a motel room while he went to a store with friends to get a drink.

Jason S. Dhillon, 23, who lives in the 5200 block of South U.S. 1, was being held in the St. Lucie County Jail Friday in lieu of $3,750 bond.

Dhillon told St. Lucie County sheriff's deputies the child was in the room after the deputies stopped Dhillon and two others early this morning in the 5100 block of South U.S. 1 because they matched the descriptions of people who had fled from the scene of a vehicle crash, according to an arrest affidavit.

The child was unharmed and asleep on the floor of Dhillon's room when authorities got there, the affidavit said.

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