Couple indicted for toddler’s alleged OD

By Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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A couple whose toddler allegedly ingested heroin left in a hotel room where the family was staying has been indicted by a Mason County grand jury.

The child’s grandfather was also indicted after police allege he failed to call for help after it became apparent the child was in medical distress.

According to information from the court, Jonathon James Breeze, 33, and Kendra B. Young, 30, both of Manchester, Ohio, were staying at a room in the WinStay Hotel on Moody Drive on March 2, 2018, with the toddler and a newborn child.

According to court records, EMS was called to the room regarding reports that a 2-year-old had possibly swallowed heroin. Also present in the room was a 1-month-old infant and a 3-year-old.

After Maysville Police Officer T.C. Rice arrived at Meadowview Regional Medical Center he learned that a toddler was being treated for possible heroin ingestion, the record indicates. The child tested positive for fentanyl and was unresponsive, officials said and had been placed on a Narcan drip. The child has since recovered and been placed in the care of Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

According to a statement from Young, she noticed that the child looked as though he was intoxicated after “getting ahold of heroin.” She said the child’s father, who said he had lost a cap of heroin but could not find it in the room, left after calling emergency dispatch. However, court records also state that the mother waited for about an hour before calling 911.

Both Breeze and Young were indicted on three charges of first-degree wanton endangerment “when he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious injury … when he exposed the minor child to heroin and syringes…”

Information on court dockets indicates the child’s grandfather, Thomas E. Breeze, 60, was also in the room at the time of the incident and watched as the mother induced vomiting but failed to call for assistance. Thomas Breeze was indicted on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Breeze and Young are still being held in the Mason County Detention Center on $5,000 bond each.

An indictment was also returned against a man who allegedly bit a Maysville firefighter.

Shannon D. Wells, 32, of Vanceburg, also faces charges of possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to third-degree assault in connection with the Feb. 4 incident.

Wells is being held in the Mason County Detention Center without bond.

Other named in indictments returned in April include:

— Travis Allen Whisner, 37, flagrant nonsupport.

— Sheila Grace Sanders, 30, first-degree bail jumping.

— Ricky Warren Mack II, 35, first-degree bail jumping, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Rick L. Flannery, aka Rickey L. Flannery, 53, second offense failure to maintain insurance, no brake lights, driving on DUI suspended license, third offense DUI.

— Paul E. Tucker, 38, first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 (two counts) and first-degree sexual abuse when he was more than 21 and minor child was less than 16. He is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

— James Alton Crum III, 30, public intoxication (controlled substance), first-degree trafficking on a controlled substance methamphetamine, and theft by unlawful taking shoplifting.

— Chad Allen Thatcher, 35, public intoxication (controlled substance) and first-degree trafficking on a controlled substance methamphetamine.

— Saundra Renae Jones, aka Saundra Renae Brock, 29, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (seven counts) for allegedly possessing forged checks on the account of Donald Adams.

— Jeremy Lee Rawlings, 23, theft by unlawful taking over 4500 but less than $10,000.

— Michael McAdams, 39, flagrant nonsupport.

— David Robert Arnold, 32, second-degree burglary.

— Elmer Edward Stephenson Jr., 36, first offense prescription controlled substance not in proper container, first-degree first offense possession of a controlled substance fentanyl, public intoxication on a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence.


By Mary Ann Kearns

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