Man neglected diabetic child, Volusia County deputies say

Cops report man was drunk, belligerent while walking with 9-year-old


DELTONA, Fla. – A Deltona man is facing child neglect charges after deputies say he was drunk and not caring for a diabetic child properly.

37-year-old Derek Loughran was arrested on Tuesday after several people called 9-1-1 to report he was acting belligerent and falling down while walking with the 9-year-old girl.

Deputies said he nearly fell to the ground several times while they were talking to Loughran.

While investigating, deputies discovered the girl was diabetic and determined that Loughran was drunk and had not cared properly for the child.

He was charged with child neglect and bonded out of Volusia County jail Wednesday morning.