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March 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM

 

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.

 

 

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  • mommajenn4684
    March 7, 2013 at 8:20 AM
    People are just plain stupid.......
  • canadianmom1974
    March 7, 2013 at 8:59 AM
    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.
  • DestinyHLewis
    March 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Gets my vote for involuntary sterilization. Cheese and Rice!!!! Aghhhhhhhhh! 

  • mikiemom
    March 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Sounds like these people shouldn't have children sad. Hope they find someone to care for these children.

  • Sekirei
    by Sekirei
    March 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

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

  • tambrathegreat
    March 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    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.


  • Ms.KitKat
    March 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM

     

    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!

  • Donna6503
    March 7, 2013 at 10:38 AM
    All I can do is SMH
  • Euphoric
    March 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

     Sick pigs

  • kattu
    by kattu
    March 7, 2013 at 10:42 AM
    While they were in court? Really?

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