Police believe the child to have been in the dumpster 5 to 6 hours. The child was taken to Northwest Hospital.
Police arrested the mother, Shonnie Smalley, 21, on Sunday morning and she remained in the Dallam/Hartley County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of injury of a child. Her bond was set at $50,000. Officials said if the child dies Smalley could be charged with murder.
The First Baptist Church in Dalhart is coordinating an effort to help the child. The number to the church is 806-244-5584.
(Information from myhighplains.com)
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