911 call released after toddler found alone in car outside strip club

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CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Newschannel 3 has obtained the 911 call made the night a toddler was found alone in a car outside of a Calhoun County strip club.

Two people found the little boy just before 1:00 am Saturday morning. A woman made the 911 call and stayed with the child until deputies arrived.

The man at the center of the controversy is 32-year-old Joshua Edwards, he is facing a misdemeanor child abuse charge.

Edwards was in jail after being charged on Monday, but is out after posting bond, which was set at 300 dollars.

Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton tells us that Edwards stopped by Heart Beats Exotic Nightclub in Springfield over the weekend.

Edwards was dropping off money for his girlfriend, who is employed at the club, but the sheriff says he decided to stick around for a beer.

Sheriff Saxton says the child was likely left alone for at least 30 minutes. During that time, two people noticed the boy in the car.

As they made that call to 911 just before 12:45 am Saturday morning, you can hear what sounds like a baby crying in the background.

The caller told dispatch that there was a radio playing for the child, the car was not running but the window was cracked.

Edwards was arrested a short time later.

Since the arrest, Edward’s girlfriend has taken to social media to defend him, saying people do not have the full story.

In court on Monday the prosecutor said that the child did not suffer any injuries.

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