Montgomery Police Find Abandoned Baby Boy Outside


By Catalina Trivino

From Montgomery -- police are investigating why a baby was apparently left abandoned outside of a church. Whether it was intentional is still a mystery.

We were able to speak with the people who found the five month old baby boy. They say they found him infested with ants, sunburnt and crying in front of St. James Missionary Baptist Church on South Court Street. We still don't know how long it had been there.

Darius Johnston, Kentarious Singleton and Dontae Martin say they heard an unusual sound as they were walking on South Court Street to the gym.

"We heard a baby crying and we went over there behind the sign and we got him," said Singleton.

They say the baby boy looked like he had been sitting in the sun for a while.

"I was a little surprised. I was surprised to find a live baby behind the sign with ants all over it just suffering from the bites," said Martin.

That's when they say they went to Bellingrath Middle School, located right next to the church, asking for help. Fire medics and police arrived on scene and the baby was examined. Police say the baby is healthy.

Nicole Bibb is the baby's grandmother who says she's been looking for her daughter who she says is the baby's mother.

"The baby has been missing since Sunday. She had come to church and came home because the baby is in the custody of DHR, but they let me get the baby and I kept asking her where is the baby where is the baby and she kept telling me the baby is somewhere else the baby is somewhere else.

Police say two people have been taken in for questioning. Bibb tells us they are the baby's mother and father.

"Do you think the baby was left out intentionally?" asked reporter Catalina Trivino.

"Yes ma'am. Yes ma'am," said Bibb.

The babies parents, Deshawn Fields Jr., 18 and Ashley Fields, 26, have been arrested and charged with one count each Contributing to the Dependency of a Child. 

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