LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission on Tuesday decided to recommend that the Arkansas Supreme Court suspend a Garland County circuit judge who is charged in the hot-car death of his young son.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission on Tuesday decided to recommend that the Arkansas Supreme Court suspend a Garland County circuit judge who is charged in the hot-car death of his young son.


The panel will submit to the Supreme Court on Wednesday its recommendation that Judge Wade Naramore be suspended with pay until all criminal and disciplinary proceedings against him have been resolved, said David Sachar, the commission’s executive director.


Naramore, 36, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for negligent homicide in the July 24 death of his 17-month-old son, Thomas, and was released on a $5,000 bond. Authorities say Thomas died after being left for several hours in a hot car in Hot Springs.


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.