CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — A Crestview woman has been arrested, accused of leaving three children, a 3-year-old and two 2-year-olds, unattended at a home overnight. Deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office say 30-year-old Tracy Holstead left the children alone and drove to a friend’s home in Shalimar.
Deputies were tipped off that the children were home alone. An officer arrived at the home and was later let inside by a family friend with a key. Nearly all of the lights in the home were out and the children were asleep. Holstead initially said she had hired a babysitter. She then admitted to falling asleep at her friend’s home. Holstead has been charged with three counts of child neglect.