YORK, S.C. — A father who left four children alone in a truck with a gun and a box of bullets hidden under the seats had been sentenced to jail after violating his probation.

Prosecutors wanted a longer sentence for Jason Grant. They said he has refused to provide a urine sample for drug testing to his probation agent. After he pleaded guilty to unlawful neglect in June, a possible 10-year prison sentence was suspended.

Circuit Court Judge Dan Hall decided to send Grant to jail for 90 days, warning him he wouldn’t see leniency again, The Herald of Rock Hill reported (http://bit.ly/2cobbBo).

“Hopefully this will get whatever it is out of your system. I hope we don’t see you again,” Hall said.

Grant left his children, ages 13, 11, 7 and 5, in his truck while he sat in a stall at a Rock Hill gas station bathroom for hours and it was luck that the children didn’t find the gun or hurt themselves, prosecutors said.

Grant said he has tried to follow the rules of his probation and wanted to give a urine sample, but couldn’t.

“I’m not a rule breaker,” Grant said. “I’m a tough guy, I can hang in there.”


Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com