A Hot Springs man was arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor Monday morning after leaving his child home alone on the first day of school while at a bar.
Ian G. Smith, of 144 Fairwood in Hot Springs was arrested by Garland County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the report, the child’s mother stated that she was waiting at school for her child on the first day of school. The child never showed up.
The report states that the mother called her husband, which had the child at this time. She also contacted the sheriff’s office and met with the deputies at the husband’s home.
There was no vehicle in the driveway and when knocking on the door, no one answered.
Later, the husband’s mother gained entry and found the little girl asleep on the couch. The suspect returned home later. He was arrested by Garland County deputies for Public Intoxication and taken to jail. A witness stated they were all together last night at the bar.