Willimantic father charged after causing Amber Alert

Fermin Juarez (Photo provided by the Willimantic Police Dept.)
Tony Juarez (Photo provided by Connecticut State Police)
Tony Juarez (Photo provided by Connecticut State Police)

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — A Willimantic man is facing charges after causing a short Amber Alert early Saturday morning.

Police say during a domestic dispute Friday night, 36-year-old Fermin Juarez, a live-in boyfriend, left an Ives Street home in Willimantic with three-year-old Tony Juarez, who suffers from a serious medical condition. They tried contacting the father and checked the area, but could not find the two, causing an Amber Alert to be issued at 3:37 a.m.

The alert was cancelled at 4:31 a.m. after police returned to the home and found Juarez and the uninjured child inside. The Department of Children and Families was notified.

Juarez is charged with risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct. He was being held on $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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