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Examiner
  • Carrie Waldo skips probation violation hearing

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  • A Grain Valley mother who pleaded guilty to child endangerment this past summer after a pet ferret chewed off her baby’s fingers did not appear for her probation violation hearing on Thursday.
    Jackson County Judge Kenneth Garrett III issued an arrest warrant for Carrie Waldo, 28, for failing to appear at her hearing. The probation was part of the sentence Waldo received when she pleaded guilty to second-degree child endangerment in June 2013.
    According to court documents, Waldo violated her probation in three instances:
    1) Failure to obey laws. 2) Failure to get permission to associate with person with felony, misdemeanor or currently under supervision of the Board of Probation and Parole. 3) Consuming and possessing a controlled substance not prescribed by a Licensed Medical Practitioner.
    Waldo’s 4-month-old son lost seven fingers in a pet ferret attack at their Grain Valley home on Jan. 10, 2011. Both Carrie and her husband, Ryan Waldo, told Grain Valley Police they were home at the time of the incident, but were sleeping in a separate room. Phone records indicated they were not at home.
    Ryan Waldo plead guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge in March 2013. Carrie Waldo was given a one-year suspended sentence if she completed a drug program along with two years of probation in which she was not allowed to have contact with any of her five children.

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