CLEARFIELD – A Philipburg man accused of endangering the welfare of a child waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.
According to court records, sheriff’s deputies went to a Philipsburg residence to serve a warrant on Bradley A. Parks. They spoke with his girlfriend in the parking lot. She indicated to police that he was not in the apartment. After speaking with her, deputies got permission to search the apartment. She was asked where her baby was at, and stated with the child’s grandmother.
Once they were inside, Deputy Jeff Rhone heard movement. Deputy Mike Rowles and the women entered the apartment, then came back out. At this point, the woman stated that her baby was in the apartment. Rhone and Rowles, as well as the woman, went into the apartment. The deputies searched for the child but were unable to find it. The woman said her child was there, and kept saying, “Where’s my baby.”
A thorough search was then undertaken. Rowles entered a bedroom, where he found a 6 feet by 4 feet child’s bed. According to the affidavit, Rowles lifted the matress, and at the bottom of the bed, found Parks in a fetal position. Rowles shouted for help and Rhone entered as Rowles was pulling Parks up from the 2.5 square foot space. After pulling out Parks, police also found the child in the space.