Florida mother had & # 39; no idea & # 39; that she left her newborn baby and toddler in a hot car with pills and drink
Representatives at the Manatee County Sherate & Office arrested 35-year-old Andrea Michelle Cole on Monday and accused her of neglecting children and opposing arrests of violence
A Florida mother was arrested after her newborn and toddler were found in a sizzling car full of loose prescription pills and empty alcohol bottles.
Delegates at the office of the Sherate & Manatee County discovered that the two young children showed signs of heat exhaustion when they approached the home of 35-year-old Andrea Michelle Cole in Brandenton on Monday.
The seven-week-old baby did not respond and the toddler cried when he was found.
Officers confronted the mother who said she had no idea that she had left her children in the car and could not answer questions, a statement that was probably obtained by the Miami Herald states.
The two children were found to be alone in the sweltering heat – where the temperature outside was 93 degrees with a heat index of 102 degrees. Delegates found loose prescription pills, open drink bottles and used diapers in the vehicle.
The authorities responded to the house at 12.28 pm after receiving a report on domestic violence. A deputy sheriff found the children in the driveway and the window except one was closed in the vehicle they were sitting in.
Back-up officers arrived shortly afterwards and assisted with the scene, allowing the newborn to respond faster.
Both children were brought to the Manatee Memorial Hospital to be treated and were found to have different ulcers and bite marks. Delegates estimate that they had been in the car for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
Her seven-week-old daughter and two-year-old son were found in a blistering hot car in the Brandenton family's house. The temperature was 93 degrees with a heat index of 102 degrees
Officers said Cole & # 39; very hostile & # 39; When they tried to talk to her, she fisted and became more agitated while her questions were being asked. The woman was said to have threatened to fight deputies, so that she immediately held the mother.
Cole's house – which she shared with her husband and children – was filthy and, according to the delegates, had potted trash all over the house. They added that there was nothing edible at home and that empty bottles were thrown everywhere.
Cole was detained on Monday and accused of neglecting children and resisting arrest with violence. She was in prison in the Manatee County prison, starting Tuesday afternoon, and has a $ 9,000 bond.
During her Tuesday night performance, Cole circuit judge Robert Farrance said that there was a & # 39; ton of food & # 39; was for her children.
& # 39; I love my children so much. Really, & she added. Cole will be placed on a Supervised Release program when it is released, meaning that contact with her children will be arranged by orders given after her case.
Officers had responded to the family's house after hearing a report about domestic violence, but when she asked Cole questions, they claim she was combative and threatened to fight them
The children were placed under custody of their maternal grandmother during a court hearing on Tuesday.
Neither Cole nor her husband, Jack Kingdom Cole III, were present for the hearing. Child welfare workers did not know that the mother was still in custody.
Jude Teresa Dees circuit ordered parents' data on mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence to be shared with child protection researchers.
The mother has a history of drug abuse and has been arrested several times, but it has been said that she has no & # 39; criminal history & # 39; had.
Cole received more than a dozen accusations in 2004 for obtaining or trying to obtain a controlled substance with a fraudulent prescription. pharmacies.
Her husband – Jack Cole – is currently in custody after he was arrested for a heavy battery count against a pregnant woman and two counts of violating the conditions for his release. He is said to have slapped his pregnant wife in the belly and chest during a dispute in February
After making a plea, Cole was sentenced to two years in prison while undergoing intensive outpatient psychotherapy. She exceeded her probationary period twice and was ordered in the first step of Sarasota Pathways residential recovery program.
She was faced with similar charges in Pinellas County and was also arrested for resistance to officers in Manatee on an earlier occasion.
Her husband is currently released after he was arrested for a heavy battery count against a pregnant woman and two counts of violating the conditions for his release.
Andrea Cole is said to have been found on February 8 as deputies crying in her car with the then-year-old son of the couple, according to a probable statement.
She reportedly told delegates that her husband was abusing her verbally and that she needed a place to feel safe. But a call she made at a hideout revealed that her husband had dragged her to the ground before she kicked her in the chest and stomach, the report states.
Cole would later write a letter to the judge presiding over the case, claiming that the case was a & # 39; vengeful prosecutor & # 39; was trying to destroy her family.
& # 39; My husband is not violent and never attacked me pregnant, & # 39; Cole claimed. & # 39; The police report is all false and full of lies and the public prosecutor is vengeful and bad in his behavior. & # 39;
She claimed that the public prosecutor was an atheist and most likely a homosexual hell seeking to destroy families by tearing apart families by attacking so many men and men.
The mother claimed that the prosecutor & # 39; cooperated & # 39; with her husband's public defender.
She stated that & # 39; there is a spiritual war going on in this world. My husband and I strongly believe in Christ and punish this terrible attack on our family, adding that the prosecutor & # 39; wants to help women like most men, but he can't … because of the spirit of homosexuality. So he behaves in these egregious ways. & # 39;
Cole argued that the order for contact between her and her husband was lifted or changed.
Jack Cole is said to have an extensive criminal history. He has been arrested more than a dozen times for allegations of domestic violence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of cannabis.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to determine whether he is entitled to stand trial for the February case.
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