Dad WESLEY COONROD either had child custody and/or weekend visitation rights to his two young sons (ages 3 and 4) as the boys' mother didn't "live in the home." Moot point now, as the house has burned down, and both boys were killed. Dad, who "apppeared intoxicated," has been arrested on two counts of child endangerment.
Dad jailed after sons killed in fire
GREENFIELD, Ohio – Authorities have jailed a father after a house fire killed his two young sons in southern Ohio.
Wesley Coonrod, 42, was arrested Sunday on two counts of child endangerment. Bond was set Monday at $1 million, and a public defender will be assigned.
The fire was reported about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Greenfield, about 50 miles southwest of Columbus. Police said the boys were ages 3 and 4.
Police Chief Tim Hester said officers arriving at the fire said Coonrod appeared intoxicated. Hester said the boys’ mother doesn’t live in the home.
No other details about the family were released immediately.
Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause.