Area mother indicted

Charged in child’s death

By Eddie Mowen Jr. -



WEST ALEXANDRIA — A 37-year-old West Alexandria mother was indicted last week on charges relating to the death of her toddler son.

Christy Lynn Warwick faces charges for crimes including one count endangering children, a third-degree felony, and one count involuntary manslaughter, a first degree felony.

According to Sheriff Mike Simpson, Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies began investigating the death of a 21-month-old child on December 13, 2015, after responding to 5247 Lexington Road.

“The mother of the child had called 9-1-1, reporting that her son was unresponsive,” Simpson said.

The child was transported to the Preble County ER facility in Eaton, and later transferred to Children’s Hospital in

Dayton, according to Simpson.

The boy, Sylas Warwick, died on Dec. 14, officials said.

The death of Sylas Warwick has been ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head. He also

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office continued its investigation and presented the case to a Preble County grand jury on Tuesday, May 3.

The grand jury indicted Warwick for the crimes based on the evidence presented.

A warrant was issued and Warwick was arrested by deputies on Wednesday, May 4, and was housed in the Preble County Jail. Bond in the case was set at $10,000.

Bond for Warwick was posted on Friday, May 5, and she had been released from the PC Jail at press time. A jury trial in the case as been scheduled for 8:30 a.m., June 27, in front of Common Pleas Judge David Abruzzo.

Charged in child’s death

By Eddie Mowen Jr.