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Mary Esther man charged with child neglect after leaving first grader home alone for two days
MARY ESTHER -- A Mary Esther man is charged with child neglect, after deputies say he left a first grader home alone for two days.
Okaloosa sheriff's deputies say, a small child was left at a home on Winfield Way without supervision.
Gerald Mitchell told deputies he left the child alone on Monday and Tuesday, while he worked twelve hour shifts each day.
Deputies say there were two dozen swords and knives within the child's reach as wells as a can of insect spray and an alcoholic drink.
Deputies say there was no working telephone inside the house either in case of an emergency.