COLUMBUS, Ind. (The Republic) — A Columbus father was arrested this week after police say he left his 5-year-old child in an SUV where the temperature inside reached 124 degrees.
Police say 38-year-old Jesus Dubon-Nataren is accused of neglect of a dependent, a Class D felony, following the incident on Monday, 24-Hour News 8’s news partners at The Republic report.
According to police, the boy was left in the SUV with the windows rolled up for 20 minutes at a Walmart on the east side of Columbus. When the child was removed from the car he was screaming, crying and profusely sweating. Police say the car was 124 degrees inside.
Dubon-Nataren was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail. The child was released to his mother and has recovered. Child Protective Services and Columbus Police are investigating.