Man Takes Children To Drug Deal

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Charles McDowell, 54

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Daytona Beach man was arrested after being robbed while attempting to buy pills with his two small children Sunday night, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The alleged child endangerment occurred at a Motel 6 on West International Speedway at 7:02 p.m. on Sunday.

The man identified by deputies, 54-year-old Charles McDowell, first said that he was in the parking lot of the motel when a stranger came up and robbed him at gunpoint, taking his wallet, money and keys.

However, McDowell then came clean, telling deputies that he was there to buy pain pills from the man who robbed him.

The armed robbery suspect has not yet been found.

McDowell was arrested on two counts of child abuse because he had two 6-year-old boys with him and deputies determined he’d put the children’s lives in danger.

He was booked into Volusia County Jail on $10,000 bond, but has since bonded out.