Burnell in jail; Hannah with CYFD

November 18, 2010 • Local News

Aaron “Bubba” Burnell, 33, turned himself in to David Amador Bail Bonds, 3904 S.E. Main St., around 1 p.m., Wednesday, after the Roswell Police Department held a press conference seeking in[auth] formation regarding his whereabouts. Burnell was arrested and charged with abuse of a child after his daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.

The daughter, Hannah Burnell, 3, was listed as missing on Nov. 11 after the Chaves County Sheriff’s Of fice went to serve the arrest warrant. Burnell told of ficials where his daughter could be found. “The child is safe and in the care of CYFD. Everything is going to be handled by the District Court,” Officer Travis Holley, RPD spokesman, said.

Burnell is being held at Chaves County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash surety bond. RPD chose not to issue an Amber Alert since Hannah did not fit the criteria. “She was with her father,” said Holley. Hannah has been the subject of a long and drawn out custody battle, and Burnell had legal custody.

“Every time a child tests positive for drugs, we take it seriously. We’ve done everything we can and have been successful,” Holley said.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

« »