UPDATE: Ector County Couple Charged With Injury To A Child 12/17/13
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The near death of a ten year old boy has people wondering...what happened? What might have happened if one woman hadn't spoke up? One woman couldn't understand why this little boy looked so beaten, and she decided to do something about it.
"What hurts me is who's in the hospital with him? He's thinking...where's my mommy?" says Catrina Urquidi who is a mother herself. "He was looking really pale and yellow…I saw knots on his face."
Catrina says she saw the boy in a cart shopping with his family and when they left, he couldn’t walk without help. After hearing a disturbing comment, she got their license plate number and called the police who told her he probably would have died about 24 hours later.
First arrested for outstanding warrents by police, James and Tonya Carrol quickly made bail. Two days after the Ector County Sheriff’s Officer put the Carrols behind bars for being charged with injuring a child, which is a felony.
"You just don't understand,” says Sheriff Mark Donaldson. He was telling us about getting the ten year-old boy cleaned up fed in the intensive care unit at a Lubbock hospital the boy was airlifted to since his condition was so severe. “He was so excited to take a shower." He tells us the boy is doing well, but is still in ICU.
Catrina and another woman are putting together a Facebook group to help the little boy and his two sisters who are in foster care. The Facebook group is called: Love the Children.
They are collecting clothes, monetary donations and any presents a ten year-old boy and a seven and nine year-old girl would like. The two girls, his sisters, are safely in foster care according to CPS officials.
CBS 7 News Staff
(Ector County)- An Ector County couple is behind bars charged with injury to a child after lawmen say a child with them needed medical attention.
James and Tonya Carroll were arrested Tuesday night.
According to the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, the pair was stopped after a store clerk reported overhearing a woman making verbal threats to her child.
The pair was arrested on warrants out of another county, and bonded out of jail.
They were arrested again today and charged with injury to a child.
Their child was taken to the hospital, and then airlifted to Lubbock.
Their bonds were set at $150,000 a piece.