UPDATE: Ringhardt extradited to Orange County facility

UPDATE: Ringhardt extradited to Orange County facility

Update: Melissa Ringhardt, the babysitter on duty at the time of 5-year-old Vidor resident John “Johnny” Read’s accidental shooting death in October 2013, was located and arrested by deputies of the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in Russellville, Arkansas on Oct. 2, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Since then, she has been brought back to Orange County to face judgment for violating her probation on charges related to Johnny Read's death.

Ringhardt was transported from the Pope County Sheriff’s Detention Center in Arkansas over the weekend and arrived at the Orange County Jail in Orange County, Texas on Sunday, October 12.  She is being held without bond.

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