Woman arrested for child endangering
By Joe Gorman
A Struthers woman is in the Mahoning County jail on no bond after she was arrested early Friday in a South Side front yard with her 18-month-old son in the front seat of a moving truck. The child was wearing no pants.
Courtney Hennon, 26, was arrested after police were called to a home in the 2000 block of Pointview Avenue about 4:45 a.m. for a report of a moving truck that was damaging a front yard.
When officers arrived, they found the truck in a yard, and Hennon was outside with her son inside the cab of the truck, out of his child-safety seat. The child was wearing no pants and no diaper despite temperatures below 50 degrees, reports said. The child also appeared to be very filthy and looked like he had not been bathed in a long time, reports said.
Reports said officers asked Hennon when was the last time the baby had his diaper changed, and Hennon said she put on a new one at 7 the night before, but she had no idea when the diaper came off.
Officers asked where the baby should be sleeping, and she said inside the home, reports said. Reports said officers tried to go inside but one could not go in because of the smell and another could only walk in a few steps and had to go outside because of the smell.
Officers ran a check on Hennon and found she was wanted on a warrant from municipal court for driving under suspension. She was taken into custody on the warrant and also for the charge of child endangerment.
Jail records showed Hennon was given no bond on the endangering charge.
The child was given to a caregiver after police could not find a relative, reports said.