HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – After three days away from home, two-year old Jameson “Jimmi” Pollard spent part of Sunday morning planting tomatoes with his great uncle in the family garden. A calm sight that comes after days of tension for Jimmi’s family.
Police said Jimmi’s father, Jason Pollard, was in a manic state because of his bi-polar disorder and fled the state with the child. Authorities issued an endangered child alert Thursday.
Saturday night, the North Carolina State Police conducted a traffic stop on Jason Pollard for speeding in Greenville, N.C. As a result of that stop, Pollard was arrested for speeding, DUI, Open Container of Alcohol, No Child Restraint, Child Endangerment, and Child Neglect.
Jimmi was found in the car, unrestrained, and after traveling to North Carolina, Jimmi’s mother, Jessica Kreb, brought him back home early Sunday morning.
“He keeps asking where daddy’s at; I just tell him, ‘Daddy’s away,’” said Kreb.
Kreb said she and Jimmi spent most of the morning watching Spiderman on television. She adds Jimmi is too young to really understand that something was wrong.
Jason Pollard is being held in Pitt County North Carolina, and will be arraigned at 8 p.m. Monday, according to the Hanover Sheriff’s Department. Investigators are continuing to collect relevant information and determine if criminal charges in Hanover County are appropriate.
Kreb’s three-day nightmare ended with hugs from Jimmi. She said her husband will have to face the consequences of this actions, but the situation has made her hold Jimmi a little tighter.
“Make sure you hug them babies. Even if they’re just walking out the door..., cause you never know when you’re going to see them again,” Kreb said.