Woman arrested on child neglect charge

A Washington woman was arrested over the weekend on a warrant for child neglect but was released on $2,500 bond.

According to an affidavit for probable cause, Brooke Wolven, 23, was arrested Saturday by the Daviess County Sheriff's Department. Her charges stem from an incident on Dec. 3, 2018, when officers were called to 1204 W. VanTrees St., after someone reported a 2-year-old child fell from a one-story window.

Court documents show when officers arrived on the scene with EMS, they located three juvenile children at the residence along with a male subject who was passed out on the couch. Responders made several attempts to get Junior Desir to come to. Desir told officers none of the children were his but they belonged to Wolven. It was determined that the oldest child had fallen out of the window while Desir, who was given a preliminary breath test that indicated a blood alcohol content of .146, was passed out.

Wolven told officers she had, "to go get juice from the store therefore she went to Walmart," and did intentionally leave her children with Desir who was already passed out when she left.

Wolven was told she would be long-formed for three counts of neglect of a dependent and her son was taken to Daviess Community Hospital for evaluation.

In June, Wolven was also charged with neglect of a dependent after leaving her children unattended in a car at the Daviess County Fairgrounds in Elnora.

She will appear in court on Jan. 15 for a pre-trial conference.

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