A Fort Loudon, Pa., man charged with endangering the welfare of his 1-year-old son waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.
Timothy John Gladhill, 21, of 396 Mullen St., is charged with endangering the welfare of children and criminal conspiracy endangering the welfare of children — both felonies — in an incident that occurred July 15.
Mandatory arraignment for Gladhill is scheduled for Oct. 31 at 1 p.m., according to his attorney, Todd Sponseller.
The child’s mother, Chelsee Nicole Rosenberry, of the same address, also is charged with endangering the welfare of children and criminal conspiracy endangering the welfare of children in the incident.
A preliminary hearing for Rosenberry was scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court. Information on her court status was not available.
At about 9 p.m. on July 15, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a call in Fort Loudon for a 1-year-old child found on U.S. 30, according to a police affidavit of probable cause.
The report states that a male witness was on U.S. 30 when he passed what he thought was a dog on the side of the road in the area of U.S. 30 and U.S. 75.
When he turned around, he found a 1-year-old child, police said in the report.
The witness took the child to a pizza shop at 40 Path Valley Road, where the owner of the shop contacted police.
While waiting for police, the witness tried to find the child’s parents and went to a trailer behind the pizza shop, where he was greeted by three people around a burn barrel, according to police.
He was told that the child’s parents were inside the trailer, according to police.
When the witness went to the residence and spoke with the child’s mother, she was unaware that her child was missing, the report said.
She said that her son must have “got out through the front door because it had a bad latch.”
At about 9:50 p.m., police went to the child’s home to ensure the child was living in a safe environment.
Upon entry, police said the home was in a total disarray.
“I observed dog feces throughout the (child’s) bedroom as well as dirty clothes lying throughout the room with a crib sitting in the middle,” an officer wrote in the report.
Police said there was no baby food in the residence. There was food for adults, police said.
Rosenberry said her son eats table scraps, police stated in the report.
Both Rosenberry and Gladhill told police that the home was in disarray because they were in the process of remodeling.
Police said the 1-year-old boy was found about 200 yards from his home.