LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday suspended a Garland County circuit judge who is charged in the hot-car death of his young son.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday suspended a Garland County circuit judge who is charged in the hot-car death of his young son.


The court said in a one-page order that Judge Wade Naramore will be suspended with pay until all criminal and disciplinary proceedings against him are resolved. The state Judicial Disability and Discipline Commission recommended the action in a court filing Wednesday.


The order did not say whether the court would appoint someone to fill in for Naramore.


Naramore, 36, was arrested last week 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.