Fort Jennings woman pleads not guilty in son’s death

By J Swygart -



OTTAWA — A Fort Jennings woman charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death last year of her young son pleaded not guilty Monday to all counts returned against her by a Putnam County grand jury.

Jessica McClure, 25, was indicted last week on the first-degree felony charge. In addition, the grand jury returned four counts of endangering children — one third-degree felony charge and and three first-degree misdemeanors.

McClure entered pleas Monday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. She is being held on $75,000 bond.

The woman was represented Monday by court-appointed attorney Alex Treece. He next court appearance is a pre-trial conference scheduled for 11:15 a.m. May 20.

According to an incident report issued by Sgt. Bryan Hoover of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5 p.m. Nov. 7 of last year the sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call alerting authorities to an unresponsive child at 23090 Road Q, Lot L, in Fort Jennings.

Ottoville EMS and law enforcement were dispatched to that location and a child was transported to the Putnam County Ambulatory Care. The child was pronounced dead at the Ambulatory Care Center.

Putnam County Sheriff Brian Siefker said Friday he had been advised by prosecutors not to release the name of the victims in the case at this time. Prosecuting Attorney Gary Lammers was not available for comment Monday.


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