Child in car trunk

Corsicana police arrested a man Wednesday evening near the 226 mile marker on southbound I45 after a witness said they saw him out a child in his car trunk.

Corsicana police arrested a suspect Wednesday night after a witness reported they saw a man put a child in the trunk of his car.

Alesandro Mata-Moreno, 52, was charged Thursday with intentional, reckless child endangerment and his bond was set at $25,000.

According to the Corsicana Police Department, an officer responded to a welfare check around 8:30 p.m. the 1900 block of E. Martin Luther King Blvd., where a witness said they watched a man put a child into the trunk of a white Honda Civic with a black and white bumper.

The car was seen traveling southbound on Interstate Highway 45 from the 231 mile marker and was stopped near the 226 mile marker.

Police said upon opening the trunk, officers found a Hispanic boy laying inside, unbound but appearing nervous.

The driver told officers the boy was his 13-year-old nephew and they were heading to Houston from Colorado. He said the boy was in the trunk because there was no available seating in the car.

The mother of the child and other children in the vehicle were transported to Navarro Regional Hospital for evaluation, no charges have been filed on the mother at this time.

The driver was later placed under arrest for endangering a child and transported to Navarro County Jail.

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