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Man indicted for throwing infant into ditch

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By Special to The Sun


A Springfield man has been indicted for allegedly pulling an infant out of a moving vehicle and tossing him into a ditch, and pulling a woman out of a vehicle by her hair into a roadway.
Timothy Lee Yonts, 31, was indicted on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in Nelson Circuit Court on Oct. 5. He was also charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender. Yonts was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in Bullitt Circuit Court after a 2001 indictment.
According to the indictment, the alleged incidents occurred Sept. 17. Yonts is accused of tossing the infant, who was strapped in a car seat, into a ditch, where he landed face-down.
Yonts’ bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.
Editor’s note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.