Police: Infant Removed from Reynoldsville Residence After Being Found in ‘Deplorable Conditions’

REYNOLDSVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – DuBois-based State Police say an infant was removed after being found in “deplorable conditions” in a residence in Reynoldsville Borough earlier this month.

Around 7:37 a.m. on July 16, DuBois-based State Police were contacted by an “anonymous” caller regarding a possible domestic altercation at a location on Grant Street Extension in Reynoldsville Borough, Jefferson County.

Police say upon their arrival, they made contact with 31-year-old Jamie Gilbert and 29-year-old Jacob Holben, both of Reynoldsville. It was determined that both individuals were under the influence of methamphetamine.

According to police, a seven-month-old infant was also located at the scene.

Police say the infant was “subject to deplorable conditions within the residence,” and was found with a soiled diaper in a crib in a separate bedroom. The child was subsequently removed from the residence by Jefferson County Children and Youth Services (CYS).

Multiple items of drug paraphernalia, as well as a small amount of marijuana, were also seized from the residence, police say.

Court documents indicate the following charges were filed against Gilbert and Holben through Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office on July 22:

– Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1
– Marijuana-Small Amount Personal Use, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor (three counts)

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on August 20.


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