A 31-year-old Washington C.H. woman who didn’t know the whereabouts of her 4-year-old son as he peddled nearly a mile away from home on a bike was ordered to jail Monday.
Lindsay R. Campbell, of 790 Linden Ave., was ordered by Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven Beathard to serve 30 days in the Fayette County Jail for child endangering.
Campbell plead guilty to fourth-degree felony child endangering Oct. 2. It was her second conviction for child endangering, according to the court. Washington C.H. Municipal Court records show Campbell had a child endangering conviction in 2015.
In addition to serving 30 days in jail, Campbell was ordered by Beathard to be on supervised probation for two years.
The Fayette County Adult Probation Department prepared a pre-sentence investigation and recommendation prior to the hearing Monday and will now supervise Campbell while she completes the terms of her probation. Beathard suspended a one-and-a-half-year prison sentence in the case. The prison sentence could be imposed if Campbell ever violates the probation department’s rules, according to the court.
Campbell’s 4-year-old son was reported to be alone and riding his bike in the middle of the roadway near North North Street June 20. Residents in the area helped the Washington C.H. Police Department locate the boy, who was found on Gibbs Avenue and was only able to provide his first name to the officers. According to reports, the boy was found unharmed.
Fayette County Children Services was contacted and approximately 90 minutes later, police received information that the child may live at 790 Linden Ave., according to reports.
WPD Sgt. Jeff Funari made contact with Campbell and told her that her child had been under the care of the police department for the last hour-and-a-half. The police reported Campbell’s son was nine-tenths of a mile from home at the time he was located on Gibbs Avenue.
During the hearing Oct. 2, Campbell said her son “knew the rules for how he was supposed to go,” and that the boy’s behavior was “not in his character.”
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