PANTEGO (CBSDFW.COM) – First, a North Texas man left his 10-month-old daughter in his car for about 30 minutes while he went into work at a local gym. Now, police have issued a warrant for his arrest.READ MORE: Thousands Of Arlington ISD Employees To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine At Esports Stadium
Pantego police say they investigated the incident and after speaking with prosecutors at the District Attorney’s Office have filed charges against 25-year-old Jonathon Christian Ballard.
According to police, it was just before the lunch hour on August 10 when there was a report of a child left inside a vehicle. By the time police arrived the little girl’s mother was there who along with Ballard had taken the baby girl out of the vehicle and inside the gym.READ MORE: Woman Dead, 2 Children Injured In Shooting In Dallas
Emergency medical service workers found that the girl was no longer in distress. The baby was red-faced and her core temperature was up slightly, so paramedics took her to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth as a precaution.
The child was released from the hospital the same day and is doing fine.
Meanwhile, Ballard has been charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child through Criminal Negligence. Police say he is expected to surrender early next week. Ballard’s bond has been set at $2,000.MORE NEWS: North Texas Residents Taking Steps Forward Nearly 1 Year Since Pandemic Was Declared
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