LA PORTE, Texas – A 21-year-old father is facing charges after police say he left his two kids on the side of the road and ran away from officers.
Johnny Trevino is charged with child abandonment and evading arrest.
According to investigators, Trevino and his wife got into a fight on August 14, 2012, and Trevino ended up leaving their home with their two small children.
Concerned for the kids, the wife called police.
Officers caught up with Trevino as he was walking in the neighborhood with his children.
Investigators said Trevino had outstanding warrants, and when they tried to question him, he took off on foot, leaving the kids behind on the side of the road.
He was arrested a short time later.
Charges were filed the next day.