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Monday, April 19, 2021

Lamar man charged in 16 month old childs death

On March 31st around 8:40pm Lamar Police Officers responded to a 911 call about a child not breathing. They got to E. 17th Street in Lamar and found a 16-month-old child who was not breathing at the time. Officers started life saving measures. 

An ambulance took the child to Cox Barton County Hospital where they pronounced the child as deceased.

The Lamar Police Department investigated and sent the case to the Barton County Prosecutor. 

The prosecutor’s office filed the following formal charges against 31-year-old Jeremy R. Vanmeter: First Degree Endangerment of a child resulting in death and Abuse or Neglect of a child resulting in death.