Couple indicted on burglary, endangering children charges

Couple, David Coates and Ciara Bailey, indicted on charges of burglary and two counts of child endangerment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man and woman from Pennsylvania were indicted Thursday on several charges stemming from a traffic stop May 21 in Springfield Township.

David Coates, 24, of Edinburg, was indicted on a charge of burglary and two counts of endangering children. Ciara Bailey, 21, of Bessemer, was indicted on one count each of aggravated drug possession and burglary and two counts of endangering children.

Both remain at the Mahoning County Jail on $10,000 bond, which was set at their arraignment in Struthers Municipal Court following their May 21 arrests. No court date has been set yet on the new charges.

According to a Springfield Township police report, a caller alerted officers to a disabled car on East South Range Road. An officer reported that the vehicle was not registered to its driver and, upon searching it, found syringes, which he said belonged to Coates, and Oxycodone, which he said belonged to Bailey.

The officer said Coates claimed he had the syringes because he had diabetes, according to the police report. Police also said the pair had items in their trunk that the officer determined to be taken from a nearby house.

There were two children in the car at the time of the arrest, ages 1 and 3, the police report states.

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