Police said Mitchell was later involved in a hit-and-run crash in another city, where officers found him. He has been arrested on probable charge for child endangerment and abandonment as well as committing a felony while on bail. He is also facing misdemeanor charges of possession of suspected cocaine.
The baby was flown to a local medical center for treatment of an unspecified condition, according to news reports.
The baby’s mother, who is married to Mitchell, is not a suspect, police said.