Parke County man accused of taking off with child during emergency situation, faces neglect charges

A Parke County man is behind bars after police say he took off with a child during an emergency situation.

Posted: Apr 12, 2019 2:00 PM
Updated: Apr 12, 2019 6:35 PM

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Parke County man is behind bars after police say he took off with a child during an emergency situation.

Police arrested Phillip Burchett. He faces charges of child neglect.

Parke County Sheriff Justin Cole says the 911 call started as a potential overdose.

When police arrived on the scene with paramedics, Burchett allegedly took the child from the home and left.

The child was found safe shortly after.

Burchett is being held on a $10,000 bond.

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