TREMONT, Pa. – Dennis Truscott describes the emotional day when he watched emergency staff rush his neighbor’s 9-month-old child to the hospital.
“I used to be right here after they really took the infant out,” he stated.
It occurred August 22, 2021. Police have been known as to a home on Clay Avenue in Tremont, Schuylkill County for a report of an toddler in cardiac arrest. The boy was taken to the hospital through ambulance however couldn’t be revived.
Investigators say the toddler’s father, 31-year-old Kevin Harris, advised officers he had just lately used methamphetamines, and that he would typically reduce and put together meth on prime of the washer and dryer within the basement.
The boy’s mom advised investigators a comforter that was on the washer and dryer was introduced up and used on a mattress the place she and Harris slept with their youngsters.
Courtroom information say the comforter examined optimistic for methamphetamines. The coroner listed the infant’s reason for dying as problems of asphyxia and methamphetamine toxicity.
Truscott says he was shocked and saddened when he came upon concerning the child’s dying.
“I do not need to say an excessive amount of however all of us sort of knew there was exercise occurring let’s put it that approach. We did not notice that the infants have been being affected like they have been,” Truscott stated.
Neighbors say Harris has a number of different youngsters, together with a 2-year-old who’s listed as one of many victims on this case. That baby was not injured.
Harris faces a slew of costs, together with involuntary manslaughter, and is being held at Schuylkill County Jail on $75,000 bail.