Teen Arrested For Endangering Brother

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 3:25 p.m.
Updated: June 24, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.

— A 19 year-old Rogers was arrested by the Rogers Police Department Tuesday after city employees found his three and one-half year old brother walking along a city street, according to a news release from Rogers police.

Around 9:45 a.m., employees of the Rogers Street Department found the toddler walking down the street in the 2600 block of West Magnolia Street, according to the release. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the parents of the child.

The mother of the child later contacted the Police Department, and said she left the child in the care of her 19-year-old son while she was at work. The toddler was returned to his mother, according to the release. No charges were filed against her. The teen, however, was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree, a Class misdemeanor.

In Arkansas, a person commits the offense of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree if hee knowingly engages in conduct creating a substantial risk of serious harm to the physical or mental welfare of another person known by the person to be a minor.