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Man arrested after young son found wandering roadway, shivering

HAYDEN, Idaho - Deputies arrested a man on multiple charges Saturday, including Felony Injury to a Child, after they received a report of a 2-year-old child wandering the roadway without socks or shoes, dressed only in pajamas.

Deputies arrived at the 8600 block of Government Way at 7:30 a.m. and found a 2-year-old male with a dirty face who was shivering, cold to the touch, and not wearing socks or shoes in 47 degree weather. The child had attempted to cross Government Way to see the “Tonka Trucks,” which were large pieces of construction equipment across the street.

Deputies located the child's father, Castulo P. Costilla, in a nearby apartment with the front door open, passed out on the couch. Deputies were able to wake Costilla, who told them he'd been using methamphetamine, had been awake for two days, consumed heavy amounts of alcohol the night before, and then smoked marijuana earlier in the morning before falling asleep.

Methamphetamine was found in the apartment next to some of the child's toys.

Later in the investigation, deputies discovered a handgun stored loaded under a bed, which Costilla had kept there without the consent of the person who owned the apartment. Deputies took possession of the firearm at the request of the person renting the apartment.

Costilla was arrested and charged with Felony Injury to Child, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Costilla has a lengthy criminal history including two previous Injury to Child charges in 2011 and 2012. He also has numerous probation violation convictions, felony drug charges, and an arrest in 2014 for Domestic Battery. He also has previous felony charges out of California and Arizona.

The child is now safe and has been released to other family members.