DUBOIS – A DuBois woman accused of endangering the welfare of her two-year-old child waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Friday.
Ondrea Clark-Spooner, 30, is charged with endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person and public drunkenness.
According to court records police were dispatched on May 3 for a report of a missing two-year-old. Officers spoke with a woman about the missing child. She said that Spooner lived and the child lived with her. At 9:30 she asked Spooner where the child was and Spooner told her that he was outside playing. When the woman went out the child was not there. She looked around the area but could not locate the child.
Police spoke with Spooner and noticed that her pupils were abnormally large, and her speech was slurred. Officers also noted that she did did not appear very upset about her missing child. When she was questioned officers noted that her answers did not make sense. She was told to stay at the residence and to not wander off.
Police then stated that she disappeared and was observed near BiLo on North Main Street. Customers had spoken to her there and told Clearfield County Control that she seemed to be under the influence of something. Officers made contact with her and asked her how she got her child home. She stated that she walked from the women’s shelter and that she pushed him in a stroller. She was then asked where the stroller was and she could not tell officers.
While speaking with her officers got a call from Clearfield County Control stating that they received a call from a young child was found on the steps of a West Weber Avenue building with no adult supervision. Officers responded and confirmed that the child was the missing child.
Spooner is currently incarcerated.