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Police: Father told son to flee scene with stolen drugs

Updated: January 26, 2014 6:33AM

An Aurora man has been accused of endangering the life of his children, after allegedly making them flee a crime scene on foot, in the cold, with stolen drugs.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of James Hudgins III, 32, 900 block of North Avenue, stemming from a Dec. 17 incident which occurred in Aurora.

Police said Hudgins was involved in a domestic altercation with the mother of his children, and that fight turned physical.

During the scuffle, Hudgins allegedly stole a purse from the woman while pushing her and shoving her. He was also accused of pushing his 2-year-old child into a counter while fighting with the child’s mother.

When Aurora police were called to the scene, Hudgins allegedly gave his 13-year-old son a bag of stolen drugs, and told him to flee the home.

The teenager and his 10-year-old brother were allegedly forced to walk around in below freezing temperatures and at night to escape police at the request of their father.

Hudgins has been charged with felony theft, felony domestic battery for having a prior domestic battery conviction, and three counts of misdemeanor causing circumstances that endanger the life of a child. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to court records.

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