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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 -

 




 

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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
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DaLordsMezNger
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:24 PM
*speechless*
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shylynn22
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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I understand that she wanted to be there for him and know what would happen, but I'll use my phone. They are crazy.

Quoting acrogodess:

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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la_bella_vita
by Bella on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:50 PM

 Wow!

PinkButterfly66
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Stupid just shouldn't be allowed to breed.

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM

 For a Michigander 45 is coat-free weather.


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.


 

happinessforyou
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:16 PM

If the mom wasn't due in court, just her SO-why in the hell couldn't she sit her a$$ at home with the kids???

furbabymum
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM

 This is why idiocracy will happen. The stupid are out breeding the rest of us.

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:34 PM
Absolutely they were stupid and should have to prove they've learned from this in order to get their kids back.

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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N0tPennysB0at
by New Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:35 PM

...There are no words for this.

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM
I was just commenting on how what is considered cold is subjective. But those kids should not have been left alone.

Quoting Ms.KitKat:

 


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.

 I would (and am) more concerned that babies were left in the car. period. and for Court no less!

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