Child to neighbor after mom's suspected overdose: 'I think mommy is dead'

Tessa Roberts has been arrested on a charge of Child Endangering (Photo: Clark Co. Jail)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Just three months after being convicted with Child Endangering, a Springfield woman has been charged with the offense again.

Police were called to Tessa Roberts' home Sunday, June 11, around 12:45 a.m. after a neighbor says Roberts' child came to her home to ask for help saying, "I think mommy is dead." Medics found Roberts inside the home on the couch and had to give her five doses of Narcan before she regained consciousness. Medics checked the home to see if anyone else was inside and say they found bugs crawling on the walls and counter tops and said there was hardly any food in the home. They also reported trash and cigarette butts piled up and it smelled like an animal had died in the upstairs of the home.

According to a police report, the neighbor who called police told officers Roberts' child has come over to her home multiple times to ask for help. The neighbor said the child comes to her home about four times a week because the child has not eaten. The neighbor says the child has also asked other neighbors for food. The neighbor went on to tell officers the child is rarely clean and wears dirty clothes or the same clothes for several days.

Police say Roberts denied taking any illegal drugs, even after she was told she was given five doses of Narcan. According to a police report, Roberts was convicted of Child Endangering in March of 2017.

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