Soldier Overdosed In Walgreens Parking Lot With 4-Year-Old In Backseat Of Car


Fayetteville firefighters rescued a 4-year-old girl from a hot car Friday evening after her stepfather overdosed in the parking lot of Walgreens, arrest documents said.

Jessie Andrew Davis, 25, of Fort Bragg, was arrested and charged Saturday with misdemeanor child abuse and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile after the incident, an arrest warrant said.

His bail was set at $25,000.

Davis is a soldier in the U.S. Army, an arrest report said. Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, confirmed that Davis is a soldier, but said that he is not with the 82nd Airborne.

Davis’ rank and unit were not immediately available.

Davis told Fayetteville police officers that he used narcotics before he lost consciousness in his vehicle which was parked at Walgreens at 1600 Skibo Road, arrest documents said. While this occurred, Davis’ 4-year-old stepdaughter was in the car along with two of his acquaintances.

The arrest documents did not say what narcotics Davis used or who his acquaintances were. His acquaintances left his car before authorities arrived.

Police officers and firefighters were dispatched to the parking lot in reference to an overdose about 7 p.m. They arrived and had to give Davis two doses of Narcan in order to revive him, the arrest documents said.

Narcan is a brand of the medication naloxone, which is used to block the effects of opioids.

EMS workers also checked out the 4-year-old girl, who was “drenched in sweat” when firefighters got her out of the vehicle, the arrest documents said.

The arrest documents noted that it was 90 degrees outside when the incident occurred. It was unclear to officers how much time elapsed between Davis overdosing and authorities arriving on scene.


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