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Two Arrested After Infant Found In Car Unattended During Frigid Temperatures

Last updated on Monday, December 19, 2016

(HUNTINGBURG) - Huntingburg Police arrested two people after they found an infant strapped into an unattended car early Thursday morning.

According to police, officers were called to West Ruby Court after a report of a suspicious vehicle around 1:30 a.m. The caller reported that a man and woman had exited the vehicle and were seen walked through several backyards in the area.

When officers arrived they located the 1989 Oldsmobile and found an infant inside. The vehicle was not running and officers noted the temperature was 16 degrees with a 3-degree wind chill at the time.

Police removed the infant and put him into a patrol car for his safety while other officers began searching for the vehicle's owner.

While searching the area, police found the suspects, who ran from police.

Thanks to residents in the area supplying police with tips, officers were able to apprehended 18-year-old Justice Mundy, of Huntingburg. She was arrested on a Level 6 felony charge of neglect of a dependent and a misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement.

Mundy then supplied officers with the name of her accomplice.

On Friday, police arrested 22-year-old Austin Elliot of Jasper on the same charges.

The child was placed in protective custody with the Department of Child Services.

Police also located several items in the vehicle they believe Mundy and Elliot stole.

They are instructing residents to call them if they have noted any missing items so these items can be identified. They can call the department at (812) 482-2255 or on the anonymous tip line at (812) 481-2677 (COPS).

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