NC man left infant alone in car while he ventured into woods, deputies say

NEBO, N.C. (WNCN) – A man has been charged after he left an infant girl alone in his car at night over the weekend, according to McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

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Alejandro Gabriel Escobar, 26, of H&S Park Drive in Marion is charged with child abuse.

Deputies say they got a call about a suspicious vehicle on Oak Pine Court around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The sheriff’s office report says they found a 3-month-old girl in a car that belonged to Escobar.

Deputies say Escobar came out of the woods a short time later. The McDowell News reported Escobar tried to make contact with someone in the woods while he left the girl, deputies said.

Escobar was in the woods for an hour while the child was alone in the car, deputies said.

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— WSPA contributed to this report

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