- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania man endangered his 8-month-old child by passing out from drugs while the child and an older sibling were in a parked car with him.

Twenty-eight-year-old Richard Matney, of Robertsdale, was in the car with the infant and a 5-year-old child while their mother went into a Wal-Mart on Saturday.

Police say the 5-year-old wandered through the parking lot and the store looking for help after Matney passed out from taking prescription pills. A store employee found the child and police were called.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Matney who faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 6 on charges including endangering the welfare of children. Matney was charged Tuesday and remained in the Bedford County jail on Wednesday.

County welfare caseworkers have removed the children from the home.



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