Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk will present cases against Tina Gunter, 29, Joseph Gunter, 33, and Todd C. Trent, 18, to a grand jury.
The three, living together at 2290 Red Bridge Road, in Western Pike County, pleaded not guilty to two counts each of endangering children Tuesday. One count is a felony of the second degree and the other a third-degree felony.
According to the original story on Tuesday, Trent was to also be charged with tampering with evidence and obstructing official business. But Junk dropped those charges for the time being, choosing to present those charges to a grand jury.
A cash-only bond of $210,000 has been set for each of the suspects.
At the time of the original report, Pike County Sheriff Richard Henderson said the infant was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for treatment, where the child remains in stable condition.
Detectives responded to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where they conferred with doctors and interviewed family members, and after the interviews were conducted, doctors at the hospital determined the infant’s injuries were consistent with rodent bites and that the injuries occurred over a lengthy period of time.
Henderson said the child suffered serious injuries to the left foot and back, as well as numerous bite marks to other parts of the body.
Trent was listed as the first person arrested, but Henderson said, at the time, more arrests would follow.
FRANK LEWIS may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.