Ringhardt back in Texas custody
Melissa Ringhardt, the woman who left a handgun accessible to the five year old boy she was babysitting, was transported from the Pope County Sheriff’s Detention Center in Arkansas over the weekend, and arrived at the Orange County Jail Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. She is being held without bond.
Ringhardt was arrested in 2013, on charges of endangering a child. Her arrest was the result of an Oct. 21, 2013 incident in which five-year-old John “Johnny” Allen Read fatally shot himself while Ringhardt, his babysitter, was asleep on the job, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson.