Man arrested after baby left in car outside casino

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in northwest Mississippi say a man has been charged with child neglect after leaving his 1-year-old baby in a running vehicle while he was in a casino.

WMC-TV ( ) reports that Martin Bass was arrested Tuesday afternoon and taken to the Tunica County jail.

The Sheriff's Department says the baby is fine, but may have been in the car for almost an hour. Investigators say the baby was found in the driver's seat playing with the steering wheel while the car was running outside Bally's casino in Tunica.

Deputies say the Department of Human Services was notified after the father's arrest.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the child is in protective custody or staying with family members. It was also not immediately clear whether Bass has an attorney.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners