Maryland State Police say they have arrested 32-year-old Chevonne Elizabeth Plater of Salisbury on charges relating to abandoning her 3-year-old son in her apartment.
MSP says they responded to a vehicle accident on westbound Route 50 at Booth Street on Wednesday morning. The at-fault driver was Plater, who was being transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for her injuries. Police say she then asked the ambulance to stop and exited. She reportedly fled the scene after law enforcement was alerted that Plater was known to leave her 3-year-old child unattended at her apartment.
Troopers responded to Plater’s residence on Fairground Drive, arriving just a short time after Plater did. Troopers determined that Plater’s child was locked alone in the apartment while she wasn’t home. Plater was placed under arrest for child neglect and abandonment, hindering and obstruction and false statements. The Department of Social Services responded and took custody of the child.