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Veblen man accused of leaving child alone in car outside bar

VEBLEN (AP) -- A Veblen man is accused of leaving a child alone in a car while he got drunk in a bar. The American News reports that 48-year-old Mitchell Lufkins was arrested Monday after officers were alerted to a child crying in a car outside o...

VEBLEN (AP) - A Veblen man is accused of leaving a child alone in a car while he got drunk in a bar.

The American News reports that 48-year-old Mitchell Lufkins was arrested Monday after officers were alerted to a child crying in a car outside of The Cantina in Veblen. Marshall County Sheriff Dale Elsen says Lufkins was passed out inside the bar.

Lufkins appeared in court Tuesday on nine charges including felony child abuse and was released on a personal recognizance bond. It wasn't clear if he has an attorney, and a home telephone listing for him couldn't be found.

The child was younger than 7 and is now in protective custody.

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