A man has been charged with homicide months after his 3-year-old son drowned in a pool in Stafford County, Virginia, the sheriff’s office said.
Daniel Neely was arrested Thursday, authorities said. He has been indicted with felony homicide, abuse and neglect, according to a release from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sept. 16, officers and detectives responded to a house in Fleetwood Farm Road for a report of a drowning.
A 3-year-old boy had drowned in an above-ground pool in his home's backyard while under the care of Neely, his father, the release said.
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Authorities said evidence presented to a grand jury led to an indictment but did not elaborate on what that evidence is.
More details on the circumstances surrounding the child’s death were not immediately available.
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Neely is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond.