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Wanesha Dawson and Joshua Talton have been charged with criminal possession of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor, criminal negligent storage of a firearm, and first-degree reckless endangerment, the New Haven Register reported.
Last month, they were arrested after a toddler pointed a semi-automatic handgun at detectives during a drug investigation, New Haven police said Saturday.
Her age is unclear.
They’ve also been charged with interfering with a search warrant, three counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of both controlled and narcotic substances with intent to sell, Officer Scott Shumway said. Additionally, he said, Talton was charged with violating a protective order and interfering with police.
Detectives from the Shooting Task Force and Criminal Intelligence Unit, and other task forces were at the Dayton Street home at about 5:30 a.m. on June 25 as part of an investigation, Shumway said.
“During the investigation, a 2-year-old pointed a semi-automatic handgun with a red laser attachment at detectives, that was left unattended on a bed. Detectives were able to secure the handgun without incident,” he said. “The Department of Children and Families was notified and responded to the scene.”
Talton and Dawson were initially held on $700,000 and $500,000 bonds, respectively. According to state records after their arraignments, Talton was ordered held on a $500,000 bond, and Dawson was released on a promise to appear. Talton is due back in court on July 13 and Dawson on July 28.
Both are facing a slew of charges, including the risk of injury to a minor and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.
Talton’s bond was set at $700,000, while Dawson was able to post her $500,000.