Aaron â€œBubbaâ€ 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 Sheriffâ€™s Of fice went to serve the arrest warrant. Burnell told of ficials where his daughter could be found. â€œThe child is safe and in the care of CYFD. Everything is going to be handled by the District Court,â€ 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. â€œShe was with her father,â€ said Holley. Hannah has been the subject of a long and drawn out custody battle, and Burnell had legal custody.
â€œEvery time a child tests positive for drugs, we take it seriously. Weâ€™ve done everything we can and have been successful,â€ Holley said.