A man in court on drug charges today is now facing additional charges of child neglect in Hardeeville. Police arrested James Lamont Barnes of Wagon Branch, South Carolina, after he showed up in court on unrelated drug charges.
Police say Barnes left his 11-month-old son in a Hardeeville hotel room alone.
WTOC first reported the child left in the Comfort Inn Hotel room on July 1. After hearing the baby crying for several hours, hotel employees opened the door and discovered the child, hungry and alone.
Police located the mother and she said the father was watching the child.
Barnes is now in the Jasper County Detention Center.
Reported by: Jamie Ertle, firstname.lastname@example.org