Deputies investigate report of child in vehicle’s trunk

Staff report

DARKE COUNTY — A man and woman are being investigated after deputies discovered a child in the trunk of the couple’s vehicle.

On Monday evening at at 8:32 p.m., the Darke County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen reporting a child being placed into the trunk of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was located on U.S. Route 127 near State Route 49 by deputies and a traffic stop was made.

The driver, John Anderson, 36, of Hamilton, Ohio, told deputies that there was a child in the trunk of the vehicle. The trunk was opened and an 10-year-old child was removed. The child did not appear to be physically harmed. According to statements from Anderson and the child’s mother, Kristine Grimbleby, 30, also of Hamilton, the juvenile was placed into the trunk as a disciplinary measure.

Anderson was charged with child endangering and Grimbleby was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The case has been submitted to the Darke County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.

Staff report