A Jackson man was arrested after his 3-year-old daughter was found crying and alone in the parking lot of an apartment complex late Monday night, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.
Police said the drug charges are pending and a narcotics investigation is ongoing.
According to the police department’s daily arrest report, Hunt currently faces charges of child endangerment, manufacturing marijuana and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
The release said police were notified around 11 p.m. Monday that a crying child had been found outside alone in the parking lot of an apartment building on the 500 block of Old Hickory Blvd. Officers located where the child lived with the assistance of a concerned neighbor.
Police said Hunt, the child’s father, believed the child was upstairs and allowed officers inside the apartment.
Once inside, the release said, Hunt discovered that the child was not inside and admitted that he had left the child alone inside the apartment.
Police said the child wandered away from the apartment and ended up in the parking lot.
While inside the apartment, officers noticed several marijuana plants and lights. The Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit was called to the scene to take over control of the investigation into the marijuana grow operation.
Hunt was arrested and transported to the Madison County Jail.
Police said the child was not harmed. The Tennessee Department of Children's Services was contacted and they approved for the child to be released to a grandmother.