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Child found wandering in the cold; Babysitter jailed, due in court today

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 3:39 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 4:20 AM

Child left outside on Pinecrest Street

The babysitter accused on charges stemming from the discovery of a boy, 3, found wandering in the cold outside a Dayton home on Monday has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail. 

Lindsey Bailey, 30, is scheduled to be in court today on a felony and several misdemeanors: 

 * Drug possession (felony) 

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 * Child endangering (misdemeanor) 

 * Possession of drug abuse instruments (misdemeanor) 

 * Advertising and drug possession (misdemeanor).

Bond on the misdemeanors is set at $5,000 cash or 10 percent. No bond has been set for the felony. 

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Lindsey Bailey (Courtesy/Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)


Police responded to the house in the 1800 block of Pinecrest Drive around 2:30 p.m. after receiving calls of an unsupervised 3-year-old that was running in and out of the house, according to initial reports. 

The child was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital for observation after being in the cold for a period of time, according to police at the scene and initial reports. 

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According to online court records, Bailey has been convicted on drug charges involving heroin and cocaine at least four times between 2011 and 2016. 

She has been sought on a warrant involving drugs in the 2011 case, where she was accused of drug trafficking in the vicinity of a school or juveniles. She is to answer to that charge Thursday in court.

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