Melissa Ringhardt

Melissa Ringhardt (right) and John “Johnny” Allen Read

Law enforcement officers are searching for 19-year-old Melissa Ringhardt of Vidor after she allegedly violated the terms of her probation on charges of Endangering a Child resulting from an October 21, 2013 incident in which five-year-old John "Johnny" Allen Read fatally shot himself while Ringhardt, his babysitter, was asleep on the job, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Clint

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Melissa Ringhardt (right) and John “Johnny” Allen Read

A tragic accident in Vidor has resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old, the death of a 5-year-old boy and the devastation of a family reeling from loss.

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