Mom’s arrest warrant issued for neglect and theft PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Friday, 05 January 2018 15:45


A young Scottsburg mother was being sought by officers this past week for felony neglect of a dependent and misdemeanor theft.

Security personnel at the local Wal-Mart called on December 12 after catching an alleged shoplifter, Hannah P. Cole, 20. Deputy J.R. Ward and Scottsburg Patrolman L. Travis Rutherford went to the store to investigate. Cole, store personnel stated, had taken two containers of baby formula from store shelves.

Cole did not have her identification with her, so Deputy Ward escorted her to her vehicle in the parking lot to get it. When they arrived at the car, the motor was running and the doors were locked. Inside was Cole’s five-month-old son. The baby was asleep in a car seat.

The woman’s actions “…knowingly or intentionally placed said dependent in a situation that endangered (the child’s) life or health…” by leaving the baby unattended in the car, the charging affidavit stated.

The charges were filed on January 3.

Bail in the case has been set at $10,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,000 cash