Arrest Made in Connection With Endangering a Child

Arrest Made in Connection With Endangering a Child

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – An arrest has been made in connection with endangering a child.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they were called out to Mr. Gattis in the 2700 block of North Grandview on Wednesday in reference to an infant being left inside a vehicle, which wasn't running and was locked.

An investigation revealed that 23-year-old Denika Franco, had left her eight month son inside a maroon Chevrolet Malibu for approximately 16 minutes when she went inside Mr. Gattis.

Several witnesses reported to police that Franco had left the infant unattended in the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that Franco left Mr. Gattis after being notified that people were about to break her car window to get the child out of the vehicle.

Franco has been charged with endangering a child.