An Ellsworth woman faces several charges after police discovered her 1-year-old child alone in a cold vehicle on Thursday.

Ashley Bragg, 32, of Ellsworth, faces charges of assault, endangering the welfare of a child and domestic violence reckless conduct.

Hancock County Jail
Hancock County Jail

Police discovered the child after a relative called 911 at about 11:20 a.m. with a report of a missing child. The child was found inside the parents’ car in a child seat at the residence on Surry Road.

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It was unclear how long the child had been missing.

Bragg arrived on the scene shortly after the child's discovery, according to a news release from the Ellsworth Police Department.

The child was evaluated on the scene and treated at a local hospital for hypothermia and frostbite, police said.

The Department of Health and Human Services is investigating.

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