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Pleas entered in endangerment case

The couple charged with leaving a small child inside a hot car this past May agreed to enter guilty pleas in the case Monday in McCreary County District Court.
Christopher Taylor, 30, and Amanda Ogle, 25, were arrested on May 3 after witnesses saw a man apparently passed out in a vehicle with a small child inside in the IGA parking lot.
Trooper Willie Cowan and McCreary County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Horne responded to the scene with paramedics and found Taylor, 30, in a car with an unresponsive 11-month old child in the back seat of the hot vehicle.
The original police report stated the child was extremely warm to the touch, with a full diaper and showing signs of dehydration. The child also had very low blood pressure and a body temperature of at least 103.4 degrees.
The infant was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment and was turned over to Child Protective Services for emergency custody.
Trooper Cowan interviewed Taylor, who admitted to using Suboxone and failed a field sobriety test, and was also indicted on one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence. He also faces Persistent Felony Offender charges stemming from a 2010 conviction of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.
Taylor agreed to enter a guilty plea on charges of Wanton Endangerment First Degree and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence charges, while Persistent Felony Offender charges were dropped.
The agreement could mean as many as five years imprisonment for Taylor, whose sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 8.
Ogle agreed to plead guilty to an amended charge of Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree, with a sentence of 1 year, conditionally discharged for 2 years.

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