Mother accused of neglecting and abducting her 5-month-old son turns herself into police
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A mother on the run from police with her baby has turned herself in, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
IMPD issued an alert over the weekend asking for help finding Regina Williams, 37, and 5-month-old Parker Williams.
IMPD said Regina Williams turned herself in at the City-County Building Tuesday morning.
The case started last month when doctors at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital treated a boy for a skull fracture.
That led to criminal charges of neglect against the boy’s mother.
“The initial alert went out based on what the hospital said that there was some injuries to the child,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.
According to court records, Williams told police “She was walking down the stairs and slipped on a wet floor causing her to fall and drop the baby.”
Prosecutors filed criminal charges after a family cousin told them Williams dropped the baby because she was drunk. That’s a story her attorney says is not true.
“We do intend to fight whatever allegations that are made and do not believe they are true,” said attorney Robert Turner.
When police couldn’t find Williams at the family’s home they feared she kidnapped the child and fled to Kentucky.
Attorney Turner says Williams didn’t even know she lost custody of the child.
“I think there’s some confusion as to why she had the child. That’s why they’re investigating whether she should or should not have custody of the child at the time she did,” said Hamer.
After she turned herself into police, Williams attorney pointed out the young boy is in good health and says the mother never meant to harm the child.
“I have no indication that she had taken any intentional hostile act against this child. I don’t understand how you persecute someone for an accident,” said Turner.
Aside from the child neglect warrant, police are trying to figure out if she could face additional criminal charges.
Right now CPS has taken custody of the child.