From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Contact Lieutenant J.M. Grote
On Monday, December 13th, at approximately 12:38am Officers with the Hannibal Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 2400 block of Market. When officers arrived on scene they observed a two-year-old lying on the floor wearing only a diaper despite the cold temperatures inside the home. The child appeared to have faint breathing and the father, Jade A Helm, 34 of Hannibal, would not allow officers to clothe the child and did not want medical assistance for the child. Officers took protective custody of the child and called for an ambulance. The child was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment of potential methamphetamine exposure. Helm was placed under arrest and taken to the Marion County Jail for a twenty-four-hour hold pending formal charges. The 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County issued a warrant for First Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. His bond was set at $25,000.00 cash or surety. Helm remains in the Marion County Jail. Children’s Division of Marion County assisted.