Two arrested in Laurel County child endangerment case

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two Corbin residents face charges of child endangerment after authorities conducted a welfare check.

According to a post on the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, deputies arrived at a residence off American Greeting Card Road to conduct a welfare check on a small child that was believed to be in custody of a female possibly under the influence.

Once at the scene, deputies’ investigation found that the mother of her one-year-old son was under the influence. They also found that the child allegedly had almost fallen down a flight of seven stairs earlier. A male believed to be the woman’s boyfriend was also under the influence and had two outstanding warrants.

Janet R. Gehret, 36, of Corbin was charged with wanton endangerment – second-degree; endangering the welfare of a minor; and public intoxication – controlled substances.

Randy L. Masur, 43, of Corbin was charged with public intoxication – controlled substances. Masur was also charged on Laurel District Court bench warrants of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license and  failure to appear in court on charges of public intoxication – controlled substances.

Gehret and Masur were taken to the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Social services helped the sheriff’s office and placed the child with other family members.

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