Temple, TX — A Temple man was arrested for leaving his two children home unattended for more than an hour.
According to the police report, on April 4, Temple police officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of West Avenue R, in reference to a welfare check of a small child. The caller reported finding a small child approximately, two-years-old, near the roadway by a fire hydrant and an additional child, also less than five-years-old, on the porch of the home. The caller reported knocking on the door to try and return the children to a parent or adult, but no one came to the door. A neighbor was contacted, who believed the children lived in the neighborhood.
Approximately one hour after receiving the initial report and while conducting the investigation, a male arrived at the scene. The male identified himself as Vincent Alonzo Corson, a 29-year-old Temple man. Corson stated he was the father of the children and that had left the children at home alone while he reportedly went to get them something to eat.
The case was presented to the Bell County District Attorney for review on May 2. A complaint was issued by the DA's office, charging Corson with the offense of abandoning or endangering a child with intent to return. A warrant was issued by JP Ted Duffield and Corson was arrested on Saturday, May 4, the Temple Police Department without incident.