YADKINVILLE, N.C. -- (WGHP) -- A man was arrested after police say he left three children inside a hot car while he was in court, according to a news release from Yadkinville police.
Brandon Lee Lewis, 34, of Hamptonville, is charged with three counts of misdemeanor child abuse.
On July 14, Yadkin County deputies at the courthouse were approached by a child who said he was waiting for his dad in the car and it was too hot.
A deputy accompanied the child back to the car and found two other children in the vehicle soaked in sweat.
Lewis was located in the courthouse in a traffic courtroom. He told Yadkinville police that his air conditioner was working earlier that morning.