WESTMINSTER – The Adams County Sheriff's office has arrested and charged a 28-year-old man in connection to the drowning death of an 18-month-old boy in a hot tub.
The sheriff's office charged Jarrod Michael Newsome with child abuse resulting in death and child abuse.
Investigators say the 18-month-old boy was found in a hot tub in the backyard of a home in the 8100 block of Welby Road in unincorporated Adams County on Aug. 12 around 12:30 p.m.
The boy was found by a woman who was picking up her dog from the home. The boy was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he stayed until he died on Aug. 19.
The boy and his 2-year-old sister had been left with Newsome, the children's uncle, while the boy's father ran errands.
Newsome turned himself in on Aug. 22 and was released after posting a $20,000 bond. He will appear in court on Sept. 25.