INDIANA BOROUGH (KDKA) – An Indiana County man has been arrested after his toddler was found wandering outside in the rain on Sunday.
According to police, officers were called to the 200 block of School Street in Indiana Borough for a report of a toddler wandering in the rain. The initial call came in around 4:11 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found the child “to be wet and barefoot.”
“To not have a parent anywhere near, that raised concern with the neighbors in the area,” Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said.
The child’s father, Kadeem Meggett, was called to the area and allegedly became hostile with officers.
“No, he was not cooperative with law enforcement at all,” Dougherty said, “and that was part of the problem that just exacerbated things at the scene.”
Police said Meggett started to scold, yell and shake the child as he left the scene.
“[The officers] immediately separated the child from the father and took the father into custody,” Dougherty said.
Meggett allegedly resisted officers as they tried to place him under arrest.
The child was not injured and is in her mother’s custody.
Meggett is being held in the Indiana County Jail. He is facing a list of charges including, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.