Texas Side Police Make Arrest in Death of Toddler
Texarkana,Texas Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a 2-year-old earlier this week.
Authorities obtained an arrest warrant overnight for 18-year-old Clifford James Gayton. Police say they found Gayton at the residence of a relative hiding under a bathroom cabinet. The suspect was arrested without incident.
Police were dispatched to the 4600 block of Elizabeth Street just after midnight Thursday morning. They found a 2 year old unresponsive. The toddler was pronounced dead despite efforts to save the child.
Detectives say Gayton was babysitting the victim and a younger sibling while their mother was at work.