Lima woman asks court to suppress statements in child endangerment case

LIMA — A Lima woman charged with felonious assault and endangering children appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court Thursday on a motion to suppress statements she reportedly made under duress while speaking to a Lima Police detective in December.

Alexandria Hogan, 21, testified Thursday that she was suffering from insomnia, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and dyslexia when she was interrogated twice by Lima Police Det. Matt Boss in December.

“I didn’t think I had the right to have an attorney right there,” she said.

Thursday’s hearing focused on Hogan’s mental state and an alleged misunderstanding when Boss read Hogan her rights.

Judge Jeffrey Reed will review taped recordings of both interviews, which were conducted three days apart in December after a child reportedly presented to Allen County Children Services with bruising and red marks on his body, to determine whether the statements may be presented at trial.