Pleasantville Couple Facing Charges After Small Child Found Attempting to Cross Rouseville Road Alone

| January 15, 2020

OILCREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Two Pleasantville residents are facing child endangerment charges after a small child was allegedly found attempting to cross Rouseville Road alone.

Court documents indicate the Franklin-based State Police filed criminal charges against 31-year-old Jason Allen Adams and 32-year-old Sonnie Rae Oyer.

According to a criminal complaint, around 10:13 a.m. on November 12, 2019, Trooper Young of the Franklin-based State Police was dispatched to an area of Rouseville Road in Oilcreek Township in regard to a report of a small child trying to cross the road.

According to the complaint, Trooper Young arrived at the scene and found the child, uninjured, but with marker on her face and neck, and took the child to her residence on Rouseville Road to speak to the child’s parents, Jason Allen Adams and Sonnie Rae Oyer.

According to the complaint, Adams and Over stated they were both trying to fix up the house when the child managed to slip out.

The complaint notes the known witness who reported the child attempting to cross the road was then also interviewed.

According to the complaint, the witness stated he was traveling south on Rouseville road around 9:52 a.m. when he saw the child in a yard close to the road. The witness then asked the child if she needed help.

According to the complaint, the witness reported the child had two Guinea pigs in her hands and was wearing a summer dress and mix matched shoes. She also allegedly had several pacifiers with her and was crying. The witness went on to report the child said her mother was not home.

The witness told police he noticed the door of the house was wide open, and said the child wanted to go across the road to her grandmother’s house. The witness then helped the girl across the road and verified there were guardians home before the child rushed inside. The witness also noted that no one had come out of the child’s residence looking for the girl during that time.

The complaint noted Trooper Young received information later that day from a Venango County Children and Youth Services (CYS) employee that went to the house to follow up with the family. The CYS employee stated she conducted a drug screening via oral swab and found that both Adams and Over tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. The CYS employee also noted she spoke with Oyer by phone, and Oyer had admitted to smoking a “blunt” with Adams on the night of November 11, after their children went to bed.

One first-degree misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of children was filed against each Adams and Over through Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey’s office on Monday, January 13.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, with Judge Lowrey presiding.

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