“A Yelm man is under arrest after Fife police said he left his two daughters, ages 4 and 5, alone in a parked semi-truck while he gambled at the Emerald Queen Casino for more than five hours.
The girls were found in the cab of the truck parked in a gravel parking lot at the Royal Coachman Inn across the street from the casino on Highway 99.”
“Fife police responded, and as officers investigated, the girls father, 34-year-old Terry Jonason, came running from the Emerald Queen Casino directly across the street.
“Jonason was arrested and booked on charges of two counts of misdemeanor reckless endangerment. He pleaded not guilty during an appearance in Fife Municipal Court Thursday afternoon and was ordered held on $5,000 bail.”
“The girls were in good condition, but showed signs they had been left alone and unattended for several hours, according to Fife police Lt. Tom Thompson,” quoting Richard Thompson, KIRO- TV 7 News in Seattle
This is the 2nd child endangerment case this week from someone in the Yelm Community Blog coverage area: “This area in national news for crime, AGAIN! – Roy man accused of extreme behavior”