The father of a 5-year-old boy with autism and ADHD said he felt “shaken up” and “scared” as the boy’s father was arrested on drug charges.
James L. McWilliams Jr. said the arrest came after the boy told his mother that he was being abused by a group of people.
He said he called police and was told that his son was being taken into custody for “possession of a controlled substance.”
His son was taken into the custody of police.
“They said they were looking for a suspect, they had a warrant and he was arrested.
He was taken out of the house.
The cops then came in and took my son into custody,” he said.
“They didn’t tell me what was happening, I didn’t know what was going on.
I was just trying to protect him.
He just said ‘Mommy, mommy.'””
I didn’t think it was going to be that long.
I thought maybe they were going to take him out of there, put him in the van and drive away.
But that’s when they handcuffed my son and put him back in the house,” he added.
A spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that McWilliams was arrested and booked into jail for “attempting to possess a controlled drug.”
But she declined to provide details of the case.
McWilliams said he was relieved when the charges were dropped.
“I felt relieved.
I wasn’t expecting it, I was expecting to be put in a van and driven away,” he told The Washington Post.
“I was expecting the cops to be there and put my son in a cell and take him away and lock him up.”
“But it was more that they didn’t care.
I felt they were just looking for some excuse to get me out of here.”
A family spokesman told The Post that the McWilliams’ home was searched at the time of the arrest.
McKitts said his son, who was also treated for ADHD, had been in the care of other family members.
He said he didn’t want the incident to become a “bitter, bitter family feud.”
“I just want to say that I’m very grateful to have my son back, and I just want everyone to know that,” he continued.
“He is a very bright, intelligent child and we are just thankful that he is here, that he has his family.”