Elocin Nuleaf says DCS can have her son if he doesn’t want to walk with her on the interstate

Elocin Nuleaf says DCS can have her son if he doesn’t want to walk with her on the interstate

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35-year-old Elocin Nuleaf was jailed on March 19th after police saw her walking on the interstate with her young children and advised her that it was illegal. It was below freezing, so police transported Nuleaf and her children to a Mcdonald’s, where they waited with her while she waited on a friend to pick them up. When her ride arrived, officers waited for the car to pull off due to Nuleaf being uncooperative during the incident on the interstate. Nuleaf gets out of the car with her children and starts yelling at her friend, saying she doesn’t want a ride anymore. Her 8-year-old son started crying because he didn’t want to walk anymore. Nuleaf is holding her one-month-old baby in the middle of the parking lot, obstructing traffic and yelling at officers. Nuleaf starts walking towards the road, leaving her 8-year-old in the parking lot crying. She told the officers that if her son didn’t want to come, she wouldn’t make him, and DCS could have him. Officers told Nuleaf that she was not free to leave and that she needed to hand over her one-month-old because she was going to jail. After passing off the child, she resisted arrest, and there was a brief struggle to get her into the cuffs. Officers stayed on the scene until DCS arrived.

Elocin Nuleaf (MNPD)
Elocin Nuleaf (MNPD)

Elocin A. Nucleaf was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 19th, charged with child neglect, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500.

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