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Couple Arrested after Child Found in Trunk

A lack of cargo space helps land a Fulton couple in trouble with the law.

Jefferson City Police arrested Marc and Mary Vaucher for child endangerment on Saturday afternoon at the Menards on Stone Creek Drive, though they hadn’t been formally charged as of Monday afternoon. Officers say a witness heard a child’s voice yelling “let me out” from the trunk of a car that pulled into the parking lot. The Vauchers opened the trunk, and their five-year-old granddaughter hopped out unharmed.

Investigators say the couple admitted they bought two tables at another store, but didn’t have any room for them in the trunk… so they put the child there instead. The Vauchers were taken to the Cole County Jail for processing. Their granddaughter was released to the custody of another family member.

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