Arrest made in toddler drowning from July

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest of Danielle Mitchell Friday on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, first degree, associated with the drowning of her one-year- old daughter in July 2019.

On July 9 at 7:30 p.m., law enforcement says Mitchell was caring for her three toddlers at her residence at Miller County Road 40 when the drowning happened in a garden style bathtub inside the domicile. Upon arrival, law enforcement says Miller County Volunteer Fire First Responders and Life-Net EMS were providing care for the victim, who was transported to Christus St. Michael E.R. via Life-Net and was pronounced dead by the attending physician.

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According to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, who wad working in conjunction with the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office, the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, and the 8th Judicial District South Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a warrant for endangering the welfare of a minor, first degree, a class D felony, which is punishable by up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine, was issued.

Ms. Mitchell, 28, was taken into custody and booked at the the Miller County Detention Center Friday morning, where she is currently being held without bond pending her 1st Judicial Court Appearance.