LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - 30-year-old Jerry Don Marquez is behind bars, accused of abandoning or endangering a child, possession of a controlled substance, and a parole violation.
A news release from the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office says Marquez was arrested after a traffic stop in the 7800 block of 82nd Street back on Feb. 28, around 4:30 p.m.
He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone.
"While booking Marquez into the Detention Center deputies were made aware of a possible criminal offense of Abandoning or Endangering a child to wit: a child under the age of 15 was exposed to imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment. While conducting the investigation Deputies determined by the time of their notification the child was no longer in imminent danger. Deputies obtained a warrant for Abandoning or Endangering a Child due to the information gathered from their continuing investigation. Marquez was indicted on March 20, 2018."
The Sheriff's Office investigation continues.