EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — An in-home daycare provider in unincorporated El Paso County was arrested Monday in connection to the death of an infant, according to authorities.
Dana McNair, 53, was arrested on suspicion of one count of felony child abuse resulting in death, as well as 17 counts of misdemeanor child abuse related to the other children being cared for at the daycare, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPCSO).
Deputies responded to a call of an unresponsive infant about 11:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the 500 block of Widefield Drive, according to an EPCSO news release. McNair operated an in-home child-care facility at that address for numerous children ages from 18 months to 7 years old, EPSCO said.
> Video above: An infant dies at an unlicensed daycare in Douglas County, published Feb. 16, 2021.
The infant was transported to a hospital and later died, EPSCO said.
The Sheriff's Office initiated an investigation into the infant's death and the overall conditions at the daycare, which lead to the arrest on Monday, the release says.
SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Latest from 9NEWS
MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS
Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER
HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE
ROKU: add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.
For both Apple TV and Fire TV, search for "9news" to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.