Infant Safety Concerns Lead to 4 Arrests at Tampa McDonald’s

Infant Safety Concerns Lead to 4 Arrests at Tampa McDonald’s

Four individuals were apprehended at a McDonald’s in Tampa after authorities traced them in connection with a domestic dispute involving an infant.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported that a verbal altercation erupted around 11:12 a.m. on Feb. 12, involving the mother of the child, the father, and three others.

The 16-year-old mother, accompanied by Keandre Lacey Brooks, 29, Taylor Raven Wildgoose, 31, and Timothy Michah Settles, 28, went to a Tampa residence in the 4800 blocks of 87th Street to retrieve her baby. During the dispute, Settles and Brooks allegedly demanded the infant at gunpoint.

The child was located safely at a McDonald’s approximately seven miles from the residence at 1:17 p.m.

The mother faces charges of four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child neglect, and armed burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery.

Brooks, Wildgoose, and Settles are charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child neglect, contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child, and armed burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery.

Additionally, among the three, there are other charges, including out-of-county warrants for second-degree murder with a firearm, armed possession of cocaine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Sheriff Chronister stated that, “This is an innocent child who did not deserve to be subject to this kind of violence over a custody disagreement. I’m incredibly thankful for our deputies and detectives who worked efficiently and effectively on this case to ensure the child’s safety. The well-being of our most vulnerable population, our children, is paramount. As your Sheriff, I am committed to protecting our children and keeping them out of harm’s way.”

The investigation into this is still ongoing.

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