JASPER, Fla. – A Florida father is accused of leaving his toddler outdoors as Tropical Storm Irma slammed into the Jasper neighborhood the place he lives, in accordance with WCTV.
Police arrested 36-yr-previous Angelo Mitchell on Monday; he has been charged with felony baby abuse.
The 19-month-previous’s mom referred to as police round eleven:30 p.m. Sunday night time to report the woman lacking. She informed police Mitchell had picked up their daughter from her, then returned to her home a pair hours later with out the kid.
Mitchell informed officers that he had by no means picked up the woman, however that she was protected and was in all probability with a household good friend, in line with a police report. In accordance with WCTV, investigators famous through the interview that Mitchell smelled of alcohol.
Police tried to trace the woman utilizing canine, however weren’t capable of find her scent within the storm.
Shortly earlier than midday on Monday, somebody within the neighborhood discovered the woman within the yard of a house roughly 450 yards from her home. The woman’s pores and skin appeared purple, based on the Hamilton County Sheriff, and authorities consider she was uncovered to the storm’s pounding rain and fierce gusts the whole night time.
She additionally had quite a few scratches and bug bites on her pores and skin, witnesses advised WCTV. The woman was flown to a hospital in Gainesville for remedy. She was reportedly launched in good well being Tuesday.
Mitchell is a convicted felon who spent a yr in jail after he was convicted of battery in a home violence case, based on The Miami Herald. Data present he’s had three restraining orders issued towards him.
Mitchell was arrested and brought to the Hamilton County Jail.