Crime

London man is accused of leaving daughter in hot car for 30 minutes

Laurel County Sheriff's Detective Billy Madden, right, with Ryan Segraves, who was accused of leaving his 5-year-old daughter in a hot car for a half-hour while playing video games, June 1, 2011. Segraves' vehicle is at bottom right.
Laurel County Sheriff's Detective Billy Madden, right, with Ryan Segraves, who was accused of leaving his 5-year-old daughter in a hot car for a half-hour while playing video games, June 1, 2011. Segraves' vehicle is at bottom right.

A London man accused of leaving his 5-year-old daughter in a hot car for 30 minutes Wednesday while he played video games faces felony charges, according to a sheriff's release.

Ryan Matthew Segraves, 25, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to the release from the Laurel County Sheriff's Department.

While responding to a complaint, a detective and deputy found the girl sitting inside a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am while Segraves played inside a game room in Lily about 6 miles south of London. The outdoor temperature was about 87 degrees.

The girl was released to the custody of a grandmother, said Laurel County Deputy Sheriff Gilbert Acciardo, public affairs officer for the department.

Segraves was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

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