A Floyd County father pleaded guilty last week to endangering his child’s life.

On Jan. 10, District Judge Jimmy Marcum accepted a guilty plea from Christopher Allen Omer, 35, of Prestonsburg, for one count of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Prestonsburg Police Patrolman Josh Hinkle arrested Omer on one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a minor a day before he appeared in court.

Hinkle reports in the citation that he was dispatched to the Brickhouse restaurant in Prestonsburg at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, to investigate reports of a child riding a tricycle in the road.

Hinkle reported that a six-year old was sitting on the tricycle when he arrived, and that child told the officer he lived on Riverside Drive, located about a block away.

Hinkle reported that Omer was standing on the porch when he arrived and that Omer claimed that he had circled the block a couple of times searching for the child.

Omer “had a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from him at the time,” Hinkle wrote in the citation.

“I asked Mr. Omer is he had been drinking and he stated he had one beer to drink. Mr. Omer stated that he left his son playing video games and rode his bicycle to US Bank 1.5 miles from the residence approximately,” Hinkle wrote.

Marcum sentenced Omer to 90 days in jail, probated for one year, and to pay $193 in court costs. He also ordered Omer to follow all family court orders in the case.

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