Davyak Turner
Photo: Lawson, Jenna (CMG-Dayton)
Photo: Lawson, Jenna (CMG-Dayton)

Springfield woman pleads guilty to leaving 2 young kids in car alone

A Springfield woman is accused of leaving two young children in a car unattended while she went into the Clark County Public Library.

Davyka Turner, 22, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with endangering children. She pleaded guilty Tuesday and will be sentenced on July 16, according to the Clakr County Municipal Court Clerk of Court’s office.

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Springfield police began their investigation on Monday morning when they were called to the library because two small children were left alone in a vehicle, according to an affidavit filed with the case. When police arrived, Turner was at the vehicle and spoke with police.

“Ms. Turner advised that the children, ages two and thirteen months, had been asleep when she left them in the vehicle,” the affidavit says. “Ms. Turner advised that she had locked the vehicle and left the vehicle running with the air conditioner on so the children would not get too hot. Ms. Turner advised that she was just going into the Clark County Library for a few minutes, and thought that her children would be fine for that short period of time.”

Witnesses at the scene told police that they saw the older child was playing with a cigarette lighter in the vehicle and the younger child was crying, the affidavit says.

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“Due to the children’s age, and Ms. Turner leaving them unsupervised and unattended in a running motor vehicle, officers arrested Ms. Turner and charged her with two counts of endangering children,” the affidavit says. “Ms. Turner was transported to police headquarters for paperwork, then processed at the Clark County Jail.”

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