Witness Alerts Police When They See Child’s Hand Sticking Out of the Back of a Moving Truck

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Dustin Sisk

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Hannah Maland

On Saturday, April 15th, at approximately 4:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 5100 block of Greenbriar in reference to a check welfare.  Officers were advised of a yellow Penske moving truck that was in the area that had what appeared to be a child’s hand sticking out of the cargo area. The reporting party stated that they were behind the truck on US 287 and followed it to Walmart in the 5100 block of Greenbriar.

Upon officers arrival they located the vehicle and identified the driver of the vehicle and his wife as 32 year old Dustin Sisk and 24 year old Hannah Maland.  When asked if there was anyone in the cargo area of the vehicle Sisk stated that their two sons, ages 5 and 7, were back there due to there not being enough room in the cab.

Officers observed in the cargo area of the truck several heavy items that could have fallen on the children.  Officers did not see any food or water and the reported temperature at the time was 84 degrees.  The only source of ventilation was an opening approximately four to six inches.

Both Sisk and Maland were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with two counts of Endangering a child.  During the course of the investigation officers also located less than two ounces of marijuana in the center console.  Sisk stated that it was his.  He was also charged with possession of marijuana.

Child Protective Services were notified and they took custody of the two children who were found unharmed.

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