UPDATE: Elliott Taken Into Custody

elliott-300x200Huntingburg (NNDC) – 22-year old Austin Elliott (pictured) was taken into custody by Huntingburg police today.

A warrant for his arrest was issued Thursday afternoon by Jasper after his six-month old son was left inside a car unattended on Jasper’s far westside with the heat off early Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the boy’s mother, 18-year old Justice Mundy was arrested on scene by police after she and Elliott allegedly left the boy strapped in a car seat.

The temperature outside at the time was 16 degrees; three degrees wind chill.

Police say Elliott fled the scene on foot.

Mundy is charged with Neglect of a Dependent and Resisting Law Enforcement.  A witness told Jasper police the two got out of the car on Ruby Court and walked through several backyards at about 1:30AM.

The boy is in the care of Indiana Child Protectinve Services.

Police say Elliott faces the same charges as Mundy.

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