Ohio woman faces child endangerment charges after she and her son were found on Monday evening wearing wet clothes and wandering near the lake in Keystone State Park in Derry Township as temperatures were near zero, according to court documents.

The boy, whose age was not stated in the criminal complaint, was taken to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe after paramedics determined that the child’s core temperature was low due to the exposure and needed treatment for a bloody foot. County children’s services officials have also been notified.

The boy’s mother, Melissa Ann Davis, 31, of Austintown, Ohio – near Youngstown – was held in the county jail on Tuesday after failing to post $ 50,000 bail. She is also charged with criminal trespass, concealment of stolen goods and theft of services.

Park officer Thomas Gerlach reported that he was dispatched at 6:40 p.m. to the cabin area of ​​the 1,200-acre State Park for a welfare check after an observer saw a woman wandering the area. area accompanied by a young child.

When Gerlach arrived in the area he could not locate the woman or the boy, but began to search the area of ​​the lakeside campsite where he discovered Davis and the boy “both wearing wet clothes. , no shoes, no suitable jacket and bleeding feet ”.

Gerlach reported that Davis claimed she drove to the park in a Ford transit van over the weekend from Ohio with a man named “Rich.” She told park officers that she and the child left “Rich” after the couple got into a fight.

Park rangers then took Davis and the child to the park office to warm up and check if she had a valid cabin reservation, Gerlach said.

Officers said she did not have a reservation and discovered the van with an Ohio license plate parked outside one of the cabins.

Park officials also contacted the owner of the van, registered at a restaurant in Warren, Ohio, who reported Davis was not allowed to drive the van.

Davis admitted to abusing ecstasy while at the park, Gerlach said.

In addition to contacting local child protection officials, park officials also reported with the state child abuse hotline, ChildLine.

Park officers did not respond to calls for further comment.

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