Overdoses Lead To Child Endangerment Charges

Two overdoses led to child endangerment charges for a pair Sunday.

Jamestown police charged 30-year-old Kelly L. Sherlock and 45-year-old Luis A. Garcia after officers were alerted around 3:15 p.m. to two unresponsive individuals inside 601 Lafayette St. According to Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department, an 8-year-old child inside the residence used a phone to call her father, who then called 911 to report the incident.

First responders arrived to find Sherlock and Garcia unresponsive on the floor due to apparent overdoses. Doses of naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, were administered, and both reportedly regained consciousness, JPD said Tuesday in a press release.

Sherlock and Garcia were transported to UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital for further treatment and later released. They were each charged with endangering the welfare of a child before they were arraigned in Jamestown City Court and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail.

The child, who was unharmed in the incident, was turned over to a family member, Jamestown police said.

“This is a sad situation that is occurring in our community and is exposing our children to this type of behavior,” Samuelson said Tuesday.