Police: Woman arrested on neglect charges

DANVILLE, Ind. (WISH) –  A Hendricks County woman was arrested early Sunday morning on neglect charges. The Hendricks County Sheriff says Logan Warble left her child alone in a car for hours on the side of the road.

“Thankfully the passerby, who I believe was an area farmer out early starting on his Sunday chores, happened to come across this vehicle, stopped to check it out,” said Sheriff Brett Clark.

The girl was just two years old. She was discovered at about 7 a.m. Sunday along rural North County Road 200W.

“Thank God this child was not injured in any way, was able to stay in that vehicle for a couple hours almost,” said Sheriff Clark.

Sheriff Clark says the girl’s mother, Logan Wardle reported the girl missing. They say she woke up in her own home at 3 a.m. Sunday, but her daughter, car, cell phone, dog and purse were all missing.

Everything was found about four hours later, less than a mile away from her home.

“The mother was very cooperative and obviously very emotional and upset about the entire situation,” said Sheriff Clark.

Sheriff Clark says she wandered to a nearby house, said she was lost and needed a ride home. But never told the person about her daughter. Sheriff Clark says she likely ran out of gas. He said she indicated she’d been drinking earlier in the night, but by the time she was arrested it was undetectable.

“We don’t have any reason to believe there was any foul play that took place or that there was any intent (to abandon the child) here,” said Sheriff Clark. It’s just an unfortunate, very confusing situation for all.”Timeline of events

  • 11:00 p.m: A witness stated that Wardle stopped at his residence and asked for a ride home. The witness drove her home, but she did not mention an abandoned vehicle or child.
  • 3:00 a.m.: Wardle woke at her home and could not locate her child or her vehicle. She told police that she was at a cabin in Clay County earlier that day and that was all she could remember.
  • 7:30 a.m.: The child was found in the vehicle by a passerby, who contacted police and the child was placed with family members. The child was not injured.

Wardle’s mother came to the door Sunday, she said she didn’t know what happened, but said, “This is not Logan.”

Wardle bonded out of jail in Hendricks County, but was transferred to Boone County where she was wanted for theft.

No court date has been set.