Odessa Man Arrested on Child Endangerment Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man is behind bars after authorities say he abandoned a child.

Jonathon Lee McDonald was arrested early Tuesday morning on child abandonment charges.

Odessa Police say they found a child wandering around Southgate Apartments just after 3 a.m.

When Police asked him what he was doing, he told them he had been kidnapped.

Authorities eventually tracked down his mother and her boyfriend.

Turns out McDonald left the child unattended with the intention of returning later on.

McDonald is charged with child abandonment with bonds totaling over $15,000.