Million dollar bond set in case of Bethel child endangering

Timothy Hoskins (Courtesy Clermont County Jail)
Timothy Hoskins (Courtesy Clermont County Jail)
Jerry Wells (Courtesy Krystle Hoskins’ Myspace Page)
Jerry Wells (Courtesy Krystle Hoskins’ Myspace Page)

By Rontina McCann bio | email

BATAVIA TWP, OH (FOX19) --- A million dollar bond is set in a child endangering case, two-year old Jerry Wells died Tuesday while in the care of his step-father.

42 year-old Timothy W. Hoskins of Bethel was arrested after investigators said his story didn't pan out.

The couple originally told authorities that they were on the couch when they heard toddler Jerry Wells fall down the stairs Tuesday afternoon.

When the child's mother, Krystle Hoskins, called 911, Jerry was taken to Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The Hamilton county coroner then contacted Bethel Police stating the toddler's death was suspicious. According to the Clermont County Sheriff's office, non-accidental trauma, including prior bruises were found during their examination. A complete autopsy will be performed Wednesday.

After that revelation and further questioning, it was discovered that Krystle Hoskins was not in the home and when she arrived she says her two-year old was laying on the bathroom floor with his eyes open, unresponsive.

In court Wednesday prosecutors asked for and investigators recommended  the million dollar bond because more charges might be presented to a grand jury, Hoskins prior criminal history and possible harm to or potential threatening of a witness.

The Hoskins have six children.

Hoskins returned to the Clermont County Jail on the million dollar bond.

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