Evansville Mother and Boyfriend Arrested on Child Neglect Charges


A two-year-old girl was resumed from the back seat of a car early Wednesday morning after it was discovered two adults were passed in the vehicle.

Evansville police were called to the 3900 block of North 1st Ave. around 3:25 Wednesday morning ad discovered 25-year-old Morgan Clark and 24-year-old Spencer Franklin passed out in the car.

When police arrived they found all three in the car “sweating profusely.” Officers removed the child and placed her in their air conditioned police car. She was later placed in the care of the Department of Children’s Services.

A search of the car discovered synthetic drugs and it was determined that both Clark and Franklin were in no condition to care for the child.

Clark was arrested for neglect of a dependent and possession of a synthetic drug. Franklin was arrested for possession of a synthetic drug. Both were booked in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

44News reporter Erran Huber will have more tonight at 5 PM and 6 PM.


An Evansville mother and her boyfriend are in custody, after passing out in their van with their child in the car.

Police were called to the Circle K gas station in the 3900 block of North 1st Avenue just before 3:00 Thursday morning.

According to police, the mother and her boyfriend were found to have been in possession of what officers believe to be narcotics, though testing will need to be done.

Windows were rolled down, but the mother and the boyfriend and the 2-year old child were sweating.

Child Protective Services were called to the scene, while both the mother and boyfriend were transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

The mother, Morgan Taylor Clark and her boyfriend both face child neglect charges.



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