Oil City Woman Accused of Leaving Small Children Home Alone to Be Sentenced on Friday

| March 7, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman who left two small children home alone is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.

According to court documents, on January 22, 2019, 26-year-old Cherokee Davis, of Oil City, pleaded guilty to two second-degree misdemeanor counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

As a result of the plea, the following charges were dismissed:

– Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3
– Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1

She will be sentenced at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, by President Judge Robert L. Boyer.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on August 8, Oil City Police responded to a welfare check at a residence on Fern Court for a four-year-old child and a six-year-old child.

According to the complaint, the investigation revealed that Cherokee Davis left the two children home without adult supervision or anything to eat. Davis allegedly left her residence for work at 6:00 a.m. At 9:00 a.m., two children were found knocking on a neighbor’s door to tell the neighbor they were hungry.

The complaint notes that Davis contacted the neighbor earlier that day to ask if she would be able to babysit the children, and the neighbor said she would not be available due to appointments.

Davis was arraigned at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office.

Court documents indicate Davis is also scheduled to be resentenced on Friday, March 8, on one first-degree misdemeanor count of Other Reason Access Device Is Unauthorized By Issuer following a parole revocation on January 22.


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