Child endangerment suspect back in jail after bond revoked

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Jeffrey Scott Meyers

Jeffrey Scott Meyers

A Maryville man is back in custody after a judge revoked his bond.

Jeffrey Scott Meyer was sent for Circuit Court arraignment Thursday, but earlier in the week Judge Daniel Kellogg sustained a prosecutor’s motion to revoke his bail. Earlier, bond was set at $5,000 surety, but that has been reset to $75,000 cash.

Meyer and Christon Chambers, also of Maryville, were charged with child endangerment for allegedly contributing to the death of an infant child with whom they shared a bed.

According to court documents, the pair consumed alcohol and then fell asleep in the same bed as the youngster and another child a year ago. The 7-week-old child was found unreponsive early the next morning, and was pronounced dead at Mosaic Life Care.

Officials believe one or both of the parents rolled on top of or against the infant while sleeping. The charges were filed in Buchanan County last month.

Ms Chambers is free on bail awaiting jury trial in February.