Mom faces child endangering charges after toddler falls from roof

Child falls off roof in Hamilton
Shandra Wolfe (PHOTO: Butler County jail)
Shandra Wolfe (PHOTO: Butler County jail)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A mom is in custody after her child fell from a two-story roof in Hamilton on Wednesday.

Emergency crews responded to Heaton St. near N. 6th St. in Hamilton around 2 p.m. after reports that a child fell from the roof.

Dispatch confirms the child was alert and talking before transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital for observation. Officers on scene told FOX19 NOW the child did not have any visible signs of life-threatening injuries.

The child has since been released from the hospital, according to the Hamilton Police Department.

Shandra Renea Wolfe, 30, was booked into the Butler County jail and is facing five counts of child endangering. The five children living in the house have been removed from the residence, Hamilton Police confirm.

Neighbors who witnessed the incident said three children were on the roof playing be the toddler-aged child fell.

"They were right on the roof playing like it was an everyday playground," a neighbor told FOX19 NOW.

It is estimated the child fell about a story, hit a TV, and finally landed in mud. That is when neighbors rushed to the little boy.

"I come out and I was over the baby trying to get him not to move because he was screaming, but you couldn't hear a voice out of his mouth," the neighbor said. "He couldn't yell, he didn't have a voice."

Officials are investigating how the child was on the roof. At this time there is no word if the guardians could face charges stemming from the incident.

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