Big Run Man Accused of Endangering Welfare of Children

crime-newsBIG RUN BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, a Big Run man was arrested for Endangering the Welfare of Children and related charged stemming from an alleged incident that occurred around 10:02 a.m. on July 11 in Big Run Borough, Jefferson County.

Police say 28-year-old James J. Pierce, of Big Run, was taken into custody following an investigation in which he allegedly left his two sons, ages 6 and 1, outside without supervision.

The children were allegedly playing near State Route 119, according to police.

Online court documents indicate he was arraigned at 10:00 p.m. on July 11 in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana.

He faces the following charges:

  • Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
  • Disorderly Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense, Summary
  • Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary

Unable to post $20,000.00 bail, he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on July 21, with Judge Inzana presiding.


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