An employee responsible for the care of a special needs man who died in a hot car two weeks ago surrendered to authorities Wednesday night, according to Arlington police.
Debra King, 53, turned herself in at the Tarrant County Jail and was released on $25,000 bail.
King faces a felony charge of injury to a disabled person. The charge cites recklessness and serious bodily injury.
Sanders, 29, was left in a hot sport utility vehicle for as long as six hours, authorities said. Police said he had the mental capacity of a young child and was unable to walk without assistance and could not get in or out of a vehicle on his own.
Arlington police said Sanders should have been dropped off at a Grand Prairie day care facility at 9 a.m., but wasn't. When another employee got into the vehicle later that day to go pick up the residents, he noticed Sanders inside the Honda CRV and called 911.
A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services said the agency would also conduct an investigation, as will Adult Protective Services, a division of Family Protective Services. No word on the status of those investigations.
NBC 5's Scott Gordon, Chris Van Horne and Kendra Lyn contributed to this report.