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Ridgecrest man behind bars for allegedly being high while watching a child

He faces child endangerment charges
Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 02:38:04-05

A Ridgecrest man is behind bars after allegedly being under the influence of drugs and didn't realize his toddler escaped from his home.

According to Ridgecrest Police, Daniel Donner was arrested and faces several felony charges that include child endangerment.

Officers were dispatched to W Reeves Avenue regarding a child that was found. When they arrived they located a 3- to 4-year-old male.

Donner was asleep and woke up to the officers knocking on the door.

He was unaware that the child was missing and officers determined that he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

He is currently being held on a $52,000 bail.