Woman charged after crash involving baby and drugs

Staff report


Savanha M. Cofield, 20, of Third Street Southwest, is in the Trumbull County Jail, charged with child endangering, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and falsification following a single-car crash on Hamilton Street Southwest.

She pleaded not guilty Friday in Warren Municipal Court. Bond was set at $1,000. There were no injuries.

When police arrived at the 6:23 p.m. Thursday call, they found a car beside a porch of a house, but no one was inside. Police eventually figured out that a woman walking away with her daughter, 12 months, was the driver.

As an officer questioned her, she handed the baby to another person and started running. An officer caught up to her, but she resisted being handcuffed. When police checked her purse, they found suspected heroin.

Cofield had a driver’s license in the name of another female but later admitted her true identity, police said.

Cofield’s father, Irving I. Cofield, 64, of Hamilton Street Southwest, was charged with obstructing official business after Trumbull County Children Services went to his house at 9:27 p.m. to take custody of Savanha Cofield’s daughter. Irving Cofield initally refused to tell police and the caseworker where the child was, but a woman later brought the child to the door of Irving Cofield’s home and gave her to a CSB worker.

He pleaded not guilty, and his bond also was set at $1,000.

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