Webb City police are seeking child endangerment charges against two dads for leaving their children unattended in hot vehicles. The police chief says both incidents involved three children under the age of three left in vehicles. Both happened Sunday when the temperature topped 84 degrees outside. One incident occurred Atwoods parking lot when a 31-year old father left three toddlers in a truck and someone heard a baby crying. The other was at Webb City Health and Rehab where a 20-year old left three small kids in a van.
Chief Don Melton said, "In both cases the windows were cracked in both cases the children weren't to the level of distress but they were sweating and red" Both incidents were reported by concerned citizens. Police took 20-year old Tristan Ash into custody on an outstanding failure to appear warrant from Newton county.