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KSP Rowan County Wanton Endangerment Arrest

Date of News Release: 02/03/2015

(Morehead, KY) - On February 3, 2015 at 1154 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Morehead was notified of an infant that was left unattended in the driveway at 374 Freestone Road in Morehead. Trooper Keith Howard and Trooper Todd Butler responded to the residence and could not make contact with the juvenile's parents. The six week old infant was transported to St. Claire Medical Center by Rowan County EMS. The juvenile's parents, Carlin R. Engelbrecht (31 YOA) and Jessie M. Stacy (21 YOA), arrived at St. Claire Medical Center and were placed under arrest for one count of Wanton Endangerment First Degree. Both subjects were transported and lodged in the Rowan County Detention Center. The infant was treated and released into the protective custody of Rowan County Department of Community Based Services. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Butler.