City man charged with endangerment

Police say Irvin overdosed while alone with child

An Altoona man faces charges after police say he overdosed while alone with a 5-year-old child.

Jared C. Irvin, 35, 5917 Evergreen Court, was found on the bathroom floor of 314 Walton Ave. with a hypodermic needle stuck in his arm after a family member stopped by to see the child about

1 p.m. Friday, according to charges filed by Altoona police.

Irvin was alone with the child while the boy’s mother was at work. When her other son, who is 18, stopped by to see the young boy, he asked about Irvin’s whereabouts after he found the child alone in the living room playing with an iPad. Police indicated the boy said Irvin was upstairs and went to get him.

When the 18-year-old heard the boy yelling, “Daddy, Daddy,” he ran upstairs and found Irvin passed out and gurgling on the bathroom floor with a needle in his arm. The 18-year-old told police he didn’t know what to so he called his mother, who called 911 and drove home.

Responding AMED personnel and Altoona firefighters were already on scene when Altoona police arrived and several minutes after Irvin was given a dose of Narcan, he came to and was subsequently taken to UPMC Altoona.

Irvin is now charged with a felony count of endangering the welfare of a child and was released on an unsecured $25,000 bond after his arraignment Friday night.

A preliminary hearing is slated for June 26 at Central Court.

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