A man in Avoyelles Parish has been accused of throwing his newborn baby in a trash can.
Deputies say 32-year-old Brandon Whiddon was at a local convenience store with his mother, two-day-old son and son’s mother when he threw the baby in a trash can between some gas pumps.
According to KALB, Whiddon then allegedly grabbed his mother around her neck and started to choke her before shoving her against a pillar in an attempt to stop her from getting the baby out of the trash can.
The baby was taken out of the trash can with the help of people in the parking lot, the media outlet reports.
Whiddon was arrested for attempted first-degree murder and second-degree battery after detectives reviewed surveillance video and spoke to witnesses.
The newborn was taken to the hospital and currently is in “healthy condition.”
The mother of the suspect refused medical treatment, according to the report.