OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — An Ozark man has been arrested after police say he abandoned a child at a hotel in Ozark.
Ozark Police received a call from a hotel in Ozark that a child was running around the hotel and that the parent was not there.
Police later located the suspect, Terrance Etheridge of Ozark, in Montgomery, where he was later arrested.
Etheridge has been charged with torture/willful abuse of a child and one first-degree criminal mischief charge.
Court records state that hotel management witnessed the child being unattended and that the child was found in the hotel parking lot complaining of being hungry. The child had also urinated on himself.
Etheridge is in the Dale County Jail with no set bond awaiting his first court appearance.
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