Dad Arrested After Boy, 13, Dies of Suspected Overdose

Robert Wylie previously charged with child endangerment
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2017 5:49 PM CDT
Dad Arrested After Boy, 13, Dies of Suspected OD
Robert Wylie   (Montgomery County Jail)

Fire officials found Robert Wylie banging on the door of the fire department, holding his 13-year-old son's unconscious body. But the doses of Narcan they administered couldn't save the teen. Nathan Wylie died of a suspected heroin overdose on Saturday, four days after he was taken to a Dayton, Ohio, hospital, reports the Dayton Daily News. Officials say Nathan had access to drugs because his father is an addict. Wylie had already been arrested for child endangerment after another minor who lived at Wylie's home sent a relative a photo of white powder, a razor blade, and a crack pipe in the home in Feb. 2016, police say. He was later arrested for drug possession after he was found with heroin and crack cocaine during a traffic stop in December, with Nathan in the backseat, police say, per CBS News.

It isn't clear why Nathan remained at the residence. A rep for Montgomery County Children Services tells the Daily News only that there was "a case open with this family" and that Nathan's sibling was removed from the home following Nathan's death. After Nathan was taken to the hospital—a witness told officials Wylie "was on drugs and the boy got into his stuff," per WXIX—Wylie was again arrested on suspicion of child endangerment. The 40-year-old was released in that case on Thursday. However, he remains in Montgomery County Jail in relation to the December case. Wylie's live-in girlfriend, Tina Davis—who was previously charged in the February case—faces new charges of drunk driving and drug possession after an arrest on Sunday. (Kids found their parents dead of an overdose.)

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