Infant’s Death Considered A Crime

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John Wayne Andresen

An infant is dead and an Athens man is in custody on felony child endangerment charges.

On Tuesday, EMS workers were called to a home on West State Street, in Athens, to tend to an unresponsive child. The baby was pronounced dead at O’Bleness Hospital.

According to the Athens Police, The preliminary autopsy report indicated a criminal investigation was necessary.

Late Wednesday night Jerry Wayne Andresen was arrested at the home where the infant was found. The 21-year-old’s next court date is March, 21, 2018. He’s being held on $100,000 bond.