Arrested Child Neglect Interacial couple: Black Male White Girl John Wilson Athena Heusel House Fire with Two Kids alone

McMinnville Parents Arrested After Children Left Alone and Fire Started
McMinnville Police Dept.– 02/07/12

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Arrested Child Neglect  Interacial couple: Black Male White Girl John Wilson  Athena Heusel House Fire with Two Kids alone

On Friday February 3rd at 10:35 am McMinnville Fire and Police Officers responded to a report of a structure fire at 1750 SW Sesame Street apartment #13. Upon arrival officers learned that two children, ages 5 and 6, had escaped the fire in apartment #13 and no one else was inside the apartment. Police officers determined the two children had been left alone in the apartment by their parents, John Wilson and Athena Heusel, while they had taken a third child to an appointment.

At 11:55 am as officers were speaking with the children, Mr. Wilson and Ms. Heusel returned to the apartment complex. McMinnville police officers and Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) child welfare workers were able to interview Wilson and Heusel, and as a result of the interviews the three children were taken into protective custody by DHS.

On Monday, February 6th at approximately 2:45 pm Mr. Wilson and Ms. Heusel were taken into custody for Criminal Mistreatment 1 and Child Neglect 2 after they had appeared for a hearing at the Yamhill County Courthouse. Both were lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility on $12,500 bail.

Arrested and lodged at YCCF in the case were:

John Wesley Wilson, 25 years of age, who currently resides at 1340 NE Logan Street McMinnville, Oregon.

His charges are:

• Two counts of Criminal Mistreatment 1 SRA – $15,000

• Two counts of Child Neglect 2 SRA – $10,000

Athena Krystal Heusel, 25 years of age, who currently resides at 1340 NE Logan Street McMinnville, Oregon

Her charges are:

• Two counts of Criminal Mistreatment 1 SRA – $15,000

• Two counts of Child Neglect 2 SRA – $10,000

McMinnville Police were assisted in this investigation by child protective service workers from the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Attached Media Files: 2012-02/1837/51513/WILSON.jpg , 2012-02/1837/51513/HEUSEL.jpg

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