Maintenance man finds toddler unattended in apartment; father arrested
POSTED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 8:59am
UPDATED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:46am
Nacogdoches, TX (KETK) — A maintenance man entered a Nacogdoches apartment around 2:00 on Wednesday afternoon to find a two year old boy playing with toys inside alone.
The boy had been left in the apartment by his father, Howard Terrell Dodd, 28.
Police were called to the apartment, located on the 300 block of Ellington Street in Nacogdoches, and arrested Dodd on site when he returned.
Child Protective Services were called to the apartment complex and released the boy to his mother.
Dodd has been charged with Child Endangerment/Neglect, and has been booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail.
Information from the Nacogdoches Police Department.