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Amarillo man charged with abandoning children outside of bar

Steven Elliott Hughes, 31 Steven Elliott Hughes, 31

Amarillo, TX - An Amarillo man faces multiple charges after police say he abandoned two young girls Sunday night.

Officers say 31 year-old Steven Elliott Hughes left his two nieces, ages seven and nine, in a car outside of a bar in the 4900 block of South Western Street, saying he was meeting with a co-worker and would return shortly.

After more than two hours passed, the girls entered the bar to try to find their uncle.

Witnesses inside the bar say no one came forward to identify themselves as their uncle, so police were called.

When officers located Hughes, they say he fled on foot and had to be stopped by a taser.

Hughes was booked into the Randall County jail and charged with abandoning/endangering a child with intent to return, evading arrest/detention and possession of a controlled substance.

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