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.