William Hartnagel

William Hartnagel

WESTMORELAND -- A Westmoreland man faces multiple charges following an incident with a toddler that took place last Friday.

William S. Hartnagel, 55, was arrested following the involvement with Macon County Sheriff's deputies, which took place in the western part of Macon County.

According to the arrest report, Macon County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Danny Meador arrived on the scene, and Harnagel went to the door, grabbed an unclothed 2-year-old child, turned around and fell on a chair with the child in his arms.

After Meador helped Hartnagel into a seat, Hartnagel went to the kitchen as Meador advised him to sit down, but Hartnagel refused. Meador went to get to the child as the child attempted to go out the door.

Hartnagel began to threaten Meador, moved to within a few feet of a few knives as the arrest report states and said that he was "going to end it all." He allegedly said that he was tired of living.

Hartnagel was very intoxicated according to the arrest report.

He was taken into custody, and the Department of Children's Services came and took the child out of the home.

Hartnagel was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated child abuse, neglect or endangerment.

His bond was set at $15,000, and his court date is slated for Sept. 5.