Man arrested for endangering a child in Odessa

Man arrested for endangering a child in Odessa
Jonathan Canas (Source: Odessa Police Department)

One man is behind bars accused of endangering a child.

Odessa police said they were called out to the 1500 block of East 17th Street on Monday morning in reference to a check welfare call.

According to the report, dispatch reported a child was running around in the street without clothes on.

When officers arrived, they found the two year old child in the street in front of Dowling Elementary.

As officers got to the home, they found the front door was open and they made contact with Jonathan Canas, 21.

The report said that Canas told officers that he was watching his sister's kids while she was at work.

However, an investigation revealed that the two year old child left the home while Canas was sleeping.

Canas was later charged and arrested.

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