A Springfield woman was arrested Saturday and charged with multiple crimes, including child endangering, carrying a concealed weapon and drug possession.
Just before 9 p.m. officers were dispatched to Warder and Howard streets after neighbors observed a 3-year-old boy running around the area and in the streets without adult supervision, according to a court document. Neighbors told the officers where the boy lived, and they went to his home in the 1700 block of Warder Street, the report said.
When officers arrived at the home they knocked several times, but no one answered, so they entered the home. There was a foul smell, the home was in “deplorable” conditios and didn’t appear to be inhabitable, particularly for a child, the report said.
Officers eventually found two young boys asleep in an upstairs bedroom, but they didn’t know where their parents were. They told officers that their 3-year-old brother was with their mother, Tonya Metcalf.
Metcalf later showed up at the home and told officers that she’d gone to a nearby Speedway to purchase something and she was attacked, according to the report. She asked to be taken to the hospital and asked officers to get her purse from her car, the report said.
When officers approached the vehicle they observed an open container of alcohol in the center console and what appeared to be a marijuana pipe with green substance around it. Officers also found other drug paraphernalia and pills as well as a .22 caliber handgun, the report said.
Police also determined that may have been involved in a assault at Speedway. The children were also taken to Child Protective Services.
Metcalf was charged with three counts of child endangering, carrying concealed weapon, improper handling, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, driving under suspension, open container and felonious assault.
She appeared in court Monday and entered a plea of not guilty, and bond was set at $5,500.
She was being held in the Clark County Jail on Monday evening.
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