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couple arrested after leaving young children in cold car while in court

 

EPD says couple arrested after leaving young children in cold car while in court

Posted: Mar 06, 2013 2:13 PM CSTUpdated: Mar 06, 2013 2:28 PM CST

By Sean Edmondson -

 




 

Updated: Mar 07, 2013 6:12 AM CST

 

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Evansville Police say a local couple is arrested on neglect charges after leaving their young children alone in a vehicle in Downtown Evansville while they went to court.

Police say around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning someone had called Evansville dispatch after walking by a vehicle in the rear parking lot of the Civic Center and hearing a child crying inside.

EPD says when officers arrived on scene they found inside the vehicle three young children, ages 3, 23 months and 7 months.

Police say the vehicle was locked, but one of the back windows had only tape covering it. EPD says the officers removed the covering and unlocked the vehicle. The officers say temperature inside the vehicle was about 45 degrees.

An officer then asked the 3-year-old boy where his parents were, "Chase told me to put a bottle in her mouth when she cries," the boy replied to the officer, referring to the 7-month-old who was in a car seat between the other two children.

EPD says Child Protective Service was then called to the scene to take custody of the children.

Officers ran the plates of the vehicle and found that it was registered to Chase Mattingly, who they say was in Misdemeanor Court at the time of the incident.

Police say they contacted the Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office who then escorted Chase to the waiting EPD officers.

Authorities say Chase's wife, Cammie Mattingly, was found and escorted to the EPD officers a short time later.

EPD says they were arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail. They are each charged with three counts of Child Neglect, a Class D felony.

 

 

by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Replies (11-20):
nelliesmommy
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:44 AM

sad

Kenre
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Those are my kids ages! I do not even like turning off my van to fuel it with the kids inside. Arg.
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charleyd68
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

You Think Those Idiots Learned to spring for a baby-sitter in the future?

((Shaking My Head))

MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Dumb and dumber strike again......

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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Regardless of the temp, you don't leave kids that young in a car alone. That's insane. 

lga1965
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM
I know what you mean.......

Quoting Sekirei:

Damn... everything I want to say right now would violate TOS

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lga1965
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:12 PM
1 mom liked this
I'm in Minnesota and I think 45 degrees,in a car, would be awfully cold !

Quoting tambrathegreat:

It does depend on where you live.  In my state, Oklahoma, 45 would be considered COLD.  In MN, where my friend lives, that would be a nice spring day. 

Either way, these parents are too stupid to be allowed to continue breeding/child raising.

Quoting canadianmom1974:

Wow, just ... wow! What were they thinking? Obviously they weren't.



I will say though, 45 is like +7, that's not cold. Cool, yes, but not cold. Though I guess it may be a matter of perspective.


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lilblu399
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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Right! But there are so many parents that do it, "oh I was going to get gas.."
It only takes 20 seconds for a car to be stolen.


Quoting mehamil1:

Regardless of the temp, you don't leave kids that young in a car alone. That's insane. 

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shylynn22
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Why did the wife have to go in? she could have stayed with the babies if only the guy had court. She can come back later
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acrogodess
by Silver Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM
Stupid people rarely make sense to people who have common sense.

Quoting shylynn22:

Why did the wife have to go in? she could have stayed with the babies if only the guy had court. She can come back later
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