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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Monday December 4th, 2017 :: 09:43 a.m. EST


Man faces abuse charge after leaving 3-month-old in car

Deputy Jesse Hicks of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Alejandro Gabriel Escobar, 26, of 75 H&S Park Drive in Marion, with child abuse.
Deputies Hicks and Chris Byrd received a call at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 to respond to 73 Oak Pine Court in Nebo in reference to a suspicious vehicle with a baby inside and no one else around.
They arrived to find a 3-month-old little girl in the car belonging to Escobar. A short time later, Escobar came out of the woods.
An investigation showed that the suspect had been in the woods for approximately an hour while the child was in the vehicle.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-2235

Richelle Bailey
McDowell County Sheriff's Office

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