Two charged after toddler loss of life, minors of their custody examined constructive for heroin, marijuana | Crime

Conway Police have charged two people with the death of an infant.

Heather Lee Hare of Conway faces charges of child molestation and four charges of neglecting a child. Josh Gordon Hare, also from Conway, is charged on two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child and two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.

According to an arrest warrant, Heather Hare “was the parent of a three-week-old child and had custody and control over it … That the defendant’s actions constitute child molestation homicide.”

Josh Hare

Josh Hare, courtesy City of Conway.

Both are 28 years old. Heather Hare was arrested on May 5 and is being detained without being bonded. Josh Hare was charged on May 7th. Both were still detained at the J. Rueben Long Detention Center on Monday.

Police and first responders were dispatched to a residence on Sanctuary Boulevard on May 5, the city said. Later a baby died.

According to the arrest warrant, the couple had custody of several other children, including a 1-year-old, a 4-year-old, and a 3-year-old.

Arrest warrants say the 1-year-old tested positive for heroin and marijuana and the 7-year-old tested positive for marijuana.

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