Man arrested with drugs after fleeing from Police and Leaving Small Child Behind

man arrested fleeing from police
Kenneth Brooks

The Texarkana, Texas Police said they arrested a man fled from police on foot leaving his child behind and was arrested shortly after and charged with possession of meth, clonazepam and also charged with fleeing from authorities and endangering a minor.

Police said that early Thursday Morning, October 12th, 2017, at approximately 1:00am the  Texarkana Arkansas Police Officers located a vehicle leaving the Knights Inn Motel, 5100 block of North State Line Avenue, with fictitious and expired vehicle tags.

Man arrested with drugs who fled from police was with a child 16 months old

Officers said that they  made contact with the driver, 24-year-old Kenneth Brooks, , and observed a small child (16 months of age) standing up in the back seat of the vehicle.  Police said that during their  contact Brooks exited the vehicle holding his child, then sat his child down on the pavement and fled from officers.   Officer Tanner Freeman and Nathan Lavender chased Brooks on foot apprehending him in a nearby apartment complex.

The Texarkana, Arkansas police said that officer Cobin Brown remained at the scene with the abandoned child.

Police said that Brooks was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Amphetamine and Clonazepam)  2 counts, Fleeing, and endangering the welfare of a minor.  The child was placed into DHS custody after exhausting all efforts to locate a relative.

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