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Alabama couple partied with infant at Indiana bar, police say

News 06460
June 16, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- A mom and dad from Alabama were arrested after allegedly taking their infant daughter to party at an Indiana bar — as witnesses said the mother drank and smoked while breastfeeding her child.

Michael Trosclair, 45 and Shari Tremba, 42, were taken into custody and charged with neglect of a dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent. They were also hit with a public intoxication charge.

"Partying was more important than their child," a detective wrote in an affidavit. The suspects reportedly were in town for a work conference.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were dispatched to the Wild Beaver Saloon early Friday morning following reports of a woman asking customers for beer, according to the probable cause affidavit obtained by

Police confronted Tremba while she was standing near a stroller. When police asked her who the baby belonged to she said the baby girl was hers. Police said that Tremba’s “breath and person” smelled like alcohol. She allegedly had to be asked several times who she was and where she was from.

A witness at the bar told the officer that Tremba had been offering sex to individuals who would go inside the establishment and get her a beer. The witness also told police that he had watched Tremba drink while simultaneously breastfeeding. Other witnesses told police that Tremba had previously chained the stroller – with the baby still in it – to a chain outside the bar and went inside to buy a drink.

Tremba allegedly informed police that she was with her husband and friends from his job.

Her Breath Alcohol Content at the time of her arrest was .193.

Trosclair allegedly became angry after Tremba was confronted by police. "Mr. Trosclair became belligerent and started demanding to talk to a lawyer and telling us we weren’t going to do anything,” according to the affidavit. "It was at this time, due to Mr. Trosclair’s behavior, I put him in cuffs for fear he may fight us with the baby right there."

The baby would be checked out by medics, officers told Tremba. They also called Child Protective Services and a child abuse investigator to the location at the time of the incident.

Trosclair and Tremba have since been released from Marion County Jail 1 in Indianapolis.

1 comment:

bob walsh said...

I thought that you couldn't enter a bar in Indianapolis if you were under 21.