IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 2/14/19 @ 12:25 p.m.
A child endangerment case in Lawrence County, Ohio is heading to the grand jury to decide if there's enough evidence for the suspect to go to trial.
David E. Large, 36, of Ironton, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday.
The judge also reduced Large's bond from $100,000 to $75,000 cash in exchange for waiving.
Large was arrested after an autopsy revealed there were illegal drugs in a 2-year-old boy's system when he died. It's unclear what those drugs were, but investigators say the child was in Large's care at the time of his death.
Prosecutors say they expect the autopsy results to be back by the time the case is presented to the grand jury.
UPDATE 2/11/19 @ 5:05 p.m.
A man facing child endangerment charges after a 2-year-old boy died while in his care appeared Monday in Ironton Municipal Court.
David E. Large, 36, of Ironton, was arrested Thursday after the incident on Jan. 27. The autopsy revealed there were illegal drugs in the boy's system when he died, though it is unclear what those drugs were.
Large, who was appointed an attorney on Monday, is due back in court at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 for a preliminary hearing.
He remains in custody on a $100,000 cash/surety bond.
ORIGINAL STORY 2/8/19
A man is facing child endangerment charges after Ironton police say a 2-year-old boy died while in his care.
Police say David E. Large, 36, of Ironton, was arrested Thursday after the incident on Jan. 27.
Police say officers responded to a child in cardiac arrest. The child was pronounced dead at an Ashland hospital and taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.
The autopsy revealed there were illegal drugs in the boy's system when he died, though it is unclear what those drugs were.
Detectives say the investigation is still ongoing and more charges and arrests are possible.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Ironton Police Department at 740-532-5606.
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