DALE CO., AL, (WSFA)- Dale County authorities say they were alerted to a man stealing from the Ozark Walmart, but it quickly turned into something much more than theft.
Officials with the Dale County Sheriff's Office say 27-year-old Jameson English jumped into a car after stealing a cell phone from Walmart Friday, and a high-speed chase ensued.
English reportedly jumped from the car and fled on foot, but authorities were able to stop the car and driver, 23-year-old Sonya Roy.
During the investigation, the deputy who stopped the vehicle noticed a 1-year-old in the back seat. The boy had bruising on his body along with several bite marks. The child was taken to the hospital for further treatment.
English was found and arrested Saturday. He is charged with torture/willful abuse of a child, chemical endangerment of a child, second degree theft of property and third degree burglary.