Sallisaw Mom Arrested After Baby Found in Hot Car

Christine Danielle McFarland

A Sequoyah County mother was arrested Tuesday (Sept. 10) after her baby was left in a hot vehicle outside of the Walmart store in Sallisaw.

Christine Danielle McFarland, 25, is now facing a child endangerment charge, according to police chief Shaloa Edwards.

A call was made to the police department shortly after 12 p.m. when a customer heard the 1 ½ year old girl crying in the car, Edwards said. He believes the baby was in the vehicle for 30-40 minutes.

The baby was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be okay, Edwards said.

McFarland told police she was preoccupied, however Edwards said she did take her four-year-old child into the store with her. The Department of Human Services is now investigating the incident.

McFarland was booked into the Sequoyah County Jail. Her bond was set at $10,000. She is expected to appear in court on Sept. 18.

Temperatures reached a high of 98 in the River Valley Tuesday.

Edwards said McFarland was arrested back in December for allegedly not putting one of her children in school.