LITTLE ROCK — A Garland County circuit judge was arrested Thursday in connection with the heat-related death of his 17-month-old son.

LITTLE ROCK — A Garland County circuit judge was arrested Thursday in connection with the heat-related death of his 17-month-old son.


Judge Wade Naramore, 36, was arrested on a warrant for negligent homicide in the July 24 death of his son, Thomas. Authorities say Thomas died after being left for several hours in a hot car in Hot Springs.


Naramore turned himself in Thursday at the Garland County jail in Hot Springs after the warrant was issued earlier in the day, according to 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, who is serving as a special prosecutor in the case.


Ellington said Naramore was released on a $5,000 bond.


The charge against Naramore is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 upon conviction.


Naramore’s attorney, Patrick Benca, did not immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment.