Woman arrested for child neglect in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Elicia Wilder, 32, was arrested and charged with child neglect after police say her 3-year-old son was found unaccompanied on the side of the road.

On Oct. 21, officers say they received a call from someone who stated he was driving by and observed a juvenile on the side of Warwick Boulevard and Beechmont Drive.

The juvenile, unharmed from the incident, told police he was going to the grocery store.

When police attempted to return the child to Wilder at her residence in the 400 block of Tara Court, Wilder was uncooperative and began to yell at her son. 

Her son hid behind an officer and did not want to go inside. 

Child Protective Services (CPS) was contacted about the incident.  

There is no information on who Wilder's son is with now. 

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