Hearing set for two charged in infant's death

Bryan Sartor, 23, left, and Megan Ayers, 30, face child endangerment and drug charges following the death of her infant boy in their Holts Summit home.

Bryan Sartor, 23, left, and Megan Ayers, 30, face child endangerment and drug charges following the death of her infant boy in their Holts Summit home.

FULTON, Mo. — A Holts Summit woman and man were arraigned Friday on felony child endangerment and illegal drug use charges after the woman’s infant was found dead Wednesday, the day after both admitted using meth.

Bound over for a 9 a.m. July 13 hearing in Callaway County Associate Circuit Court were the child’s mother, Megan Ayers, 30, and her boyfriend, Bryan Sartor, 23, both of Lot 10 of 964 S. Summit Drive.

Ayers and Sartor were both represented by the Callaway County public defender’s office. They're both held in the Callaway County Jail with bond set at $25,000 apiece, but the judge in the case on Friday ordered a bond reduction study at the request of the public defender.

In a sworn statement, Lt. Bryan Reid of the Holts Summit Police Department said Sartor called the 911 Callaway County Emergency Operations Center at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday saying a 2-year-old child was blue and not breathing. Reid said Sartor told the 911 center the child was “beyond any help.”

When emergency personnel arrived, Reid said, they learned the 2-year-old girl in the house was fine, but a 9-month-old infant boy was not. When Holts Summit police arrived, Ayers and Sartor were outside. Emergency personnel attended the infant, who was declared deceased.

The cause of death of the infant and autopsy results are not expected to be known for several weeks.

Police reported Sartor is the boyfriend of Ayers, but is not the father of the deceased child.

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