A North Carolina Mom has lost custody of both her children after a neighbor made a shocking call to the cops.
Johnston County Department of Social Services showed up to a home in Four Oaks after responding to a call that a one-year-old child had crossed what was described as a rural road and found her way to the neighbor’s front step on Sunday 17. The mother of the child hadn’t even noticed she was gone.
Perhaps more shocking was what Mom said when deputies showed up at her front door. They located the mother, 27-year-old Samantha Brooke Bryant, who claimed she no longer had a one-year-old daughter.
She tried to claim that the child had previously been removed from the home by the police, but police weren’t buying it.
Officers also located a three-year-old boy in the home, which was described as “badly unkempt.”
The officers said Bryant was acting very erratically. She was charged with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse and jailed under a $5,000 bond. The two children were placed in the custody of social workers.
A man located at Bryant’s home was wanted for probation violation. He was also arrested and transported to the Johnston County jail.
A spokesperson for the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said both children were unharmed.
This isn’t the first time Bryant has been arrested either. She was charged in 2012 with felony larceny, according to Johnston County crime reports.
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