On October 11, 2020 at approximately 5:30am, an employee at Food Fair Market reported a couple in the store who they believed to be under the influence of narcotics. With Specific details of the individuals and the vehicle description, Detective Henderson located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, Detective Henderson learned that the couple left there 3 year old son at home alone for a considerable amount of time. Detective Henderson took the couple into custody, who were identified as America Bell 21 years old and Kyler Fonger 25 years old both from Toledo.
During the investigation, the couple reportedly admitted to the presence of narcotics in the home with the child and leaving the toddler home alone on multiple occasions. The couple gave full consent to search and retrieve all of the illegal substances. Detective Henderson, Officer Bare, and a DHS case worker responded to the home where they located the child home alone within reach of drugs and paraphernalia. DHS assisted in placing the child in protective custody where he was later released to a family member. The narcotics, packaging, and paraphernalia were located and seized.
Both parents were transported to Lincoln County Jail and lodged for; Child Neglect 1, Child Neglect 2, Endangering the welfare of a minor, Criminal Conspiracy, Unlawful possession of Heroin and Unlawful possession of Oxycodone. If you have any further information regarding this case please contact Detective Henderson at 541-336-5555 and reference case number T20200568