Thursday, August 3, 2017
Gentry man faces felony charge after leaving child in hot car while working
By David Koon
on Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 10:43 AM
KFSM News in Fort Smith has more details on a Gentry (Benton County) man arrested Tuesday night after police say he left his 4-year-old son in a car before starting his shift at an industrial bakery.
Police arrested 33-year-old Thao H. Xiong after a passerby discovered Xiong’s son alone in a car in the parking lot of the McKee Foods plant in Gentry around 6:20 p.m. August 1. Xiong started his shift at 5:45 p.m. The child was checked out by doctors and though the boy suffered from heat-related issues, he was found to be okay. Xiong was charged with felony first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. He’s being held without bond in the Benton County Jail, with his first hearing in the case set for Benton County…
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