Missing Wilton Manors child found; father charged

Police Saturday said a 7-month-old boy missing from Wilton Manors was found safe in Fort Lauderdale with his father, who was charged with child neglect.

Perry Fletcher Jr. had last been seen at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at 2731 N. Andrews Avenue in Wilton Manors, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Wilton Manors police.

The child has health issues that include asthma, and did not have medications available, police said.

Perry Fletcher Sr. was charged with neglect because he did not have the asthma and bronchitis medicine available to treat his son in case a medical event arose, according to Wilton Manors Sgt. Christopher Chadwick.

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