Earlier last week, a Sequoyah County mother was arrested after her baby was left in a hot vehicle outside of the Walmart store in Sallisaw. Christine Danielle McFarland, 25, is now facing a child endangerment charge, according to Police Chief Shaloa Edwards.
A call was made to the police department when a customer heard the 1 1/2 year-old girl crying in the car, Edwards said. He believes the baby was in the vehicle for 30-40 minutes. The baby was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be ok, according to Edwards. McFarland told police she was preoccupied, however Edwards said she did take her four-year-old child into the store with her.
The Department of Human Services is now investigating the incident. Temperatures reached a high of 98 in the River Valley that day.
Edwards said McFarland was arrested back in December for allegedly not putting one of her children in school.
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