Jennifer Rozell Pleads Not Guilty To Burglary and Child Endangerment Charges
A Casper woman has entered a plea in court, in a case where she is accused of covering up her child in a car with items taken during a burglary.
Twenty-seven year old Jennifer Rozell has pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary and child endangerment.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in mid-September, officers were called to a house burglary on Saint John's Street.
When they arrived on scene, they found a car filled to the roof, and then later heard a baby crying from the back seat.
The baby was in a car seat covered with various items and it was determined that it was Rozell's, plus there was a dog covered up in the back seat as well.
The child was taken into protective custody.
Police then went inside the house and found 34-year old Jeremy Holz.
Witnesses told investigators they say Rozell and Holz taking items outside the house and put them in the car, but Rozell and Holz claimed they were moving their property out of a friend's house.
The caretaker of the house recognized some of the property and did not know Rozell of Holz.
Rozell is free on $5,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on the burglary charge and up to one year in prison on the child endangering charge if convicted.
Holz is also awaiting trial on similar charges.