Two arrested after infant left home alone in Columbus

Sarah Coe. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Correction: Due to a source error, Bradley A. Longworth’s name was spelled incorrectly in an earlier version of this story.

A Columbus couple was arrested last night, accused of leaving an 11-month old baby home alone.

Police were called in to check the baby’s welfare at a home in the 1700 block of Elm Street at about 11:15 p.m. last night. Minutes later, 38-year-old Bradley A. Longworth arrived at the home. He told officers that the baby had been picked up by a friend and was not inside the house.

But the child’s mother, 28-year-old Sarah E. Coe also arrived at the scene and she said the child was in the home alone.

Officers entered the home and found deplorable living conditions including the overwhelming smell of pet waste. Longworth and Coe were arrested on preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent. The Indiana Department of Child Services assisted with the call.

Bradley A. Longworth. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.