2-year-old boy found wandering Picayune city streets

Published 7:00 am Friday, August 1, 2014

A Picayune mother was charged with neglect after her 2-year-old son was found roaming the street. 

Picayune Police Department’s Assistant Chief of Police Jeremy Magri said officers were dispatched at 8:21 a.m. to a local daycare in reference to a child that had been found wandering in the street.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke with complainant who stated that they were on their way home when they observed the child playing in the road around the 600 block of Second Street, Magri said.

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The complainant stated they stopped, checked on the child and took him to a nearby daycare where they assumed the child had possibly wandered off, Magri said.

“While at the daycare, it was learned the child does not attend, at which point, the complainant contacted the police,” Magri said.

Officers went knocking door-to-door in the area where the child was found in efforts to locate the child’s parents.

Magri said during this time, the complainant notified the officers that the mother, who lives at 200 N. Monroe Ave., came outside looking for her child.

While at the residence, Magri said officers observed two glass devices commonly used to smoke marijuana with burnt residue. A metal grinder containing a green leafy substance was also observed.

The mother was identified as 19-year old Juliann Nobles.

“At this time, officers notified the Department of Human Services, who took the child into custody and later released him to a grandparent,” Magri said.

Nobles was taken into custody and was charged with child neglect and possession of paraphernalia, Magri said.