Shannon M. Gherman, the intoxicated mother accused of dropping her 15-month-old son on his head twice Saturday, was a no-show Monday morning in Huron County Juvenile Court.
Gherman's three children, the boy and two girls, are alleged to be abused and dependent in connection with the mother leaving all three of her children unattended to go purchase cigarettes Nov. 4. Court records further state "during this time (the) mother was gone, the home was burglarized."
The 26-year-old mother reported someone stole $75 from her wallet and a stack of quarters, worth about $6, from her dining room table. Gherman also told police she made sure she locked her apartment, 23 Newton St., Apt. B7, before she left to search for her missing car keys and borrow a cigarette from a neighbor, Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said.