Report: Rock Hill man abandoned baby to flee from police

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 6, 2013 

— A Rock Hill man is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child after police say he left an infant boy in a car while fleeing from police on Saturday.

An anonymous caller told police that the driver of a Kia was “conducting drug activity” near Sylvia Circle and South Confederate Avenue, according to a Rock Hill police report. When police stopped the car, Jargary Truesdale, 22, ran.

Police pursued Truesdale, but lost him after they were chased by dogs, the report states. Officers set up a perimeter, while a K9 unit was called to track Truesdale, but couldn’t find him.

Officers found a 1-year-old boy sleeping in the Kia’s backseat, the report states. Police took the boy to the police department and called the county Department of Social Services. DSS and the child’s mother met with police.

The mother said Truesdale called her telling her the police had her car and their child, the report states. DSS released the child back to his mother.

Police later found Truesdale. He was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, failure to identify and faulty equipment.

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