Bail is listed at $2,500, according to Montgomery County Jail online records, and he could be in court for his initial appearance as soon as today. If convicted, Holub could be fined up to $1,000 and be sent to jail for six months.
Sgt. Troy Bodine, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, said the boy was awake when deputies arrived. They were dispatched to the store just after 5 p.m.
Christopher Holub (Courtesy/Montgomery County Jail)
According to the investigation, a customer made a store manager aware that a child was in the car, in a car seat, Bodine said.
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A baby, believed to be 18 months old, was found in this car in a Kroger parking lot on Wednesday afternoon in Harrison Twp. Sheriff's deputies booked the dad into jail on a charge of child endangerment. (Jim Noelker/Staff)
Karen, who identified herself as the customer, told this news organization her boyfriend saw the baby in the car and she opened the door next to the child when she saw that none of the windows was left partially down. She asked that her last name not be used for this report.
She called 911 and was told by a dispatcher to check the baby’s temperature by touching his head.
Bodine said deputies checked the temperature outside and found it was 78 degrees.
The manager made a broadcast in the store, complete with a description of the car, for the owner to come forward. No one responded, Sgt. Bodine said.
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Holub returned to the car about 20 minutes later and told deputies he had been in an argument with his mother and forgot the child was in the car, the sergeant said.
Firefighter/medics took the child to Dayton Children’s Hospital because he had an elevated body temperature. His condition was not known, Sgt. Bodine said.
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