Man charged with involuntary manslaughter after infant drowned

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Shawn Winkfield-Maynard

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Court documents allege that a man left his son unattended in a bath tub filled with water, which resulted in the infant drowning on August 2. Monday, an involuntary manslaughter charge was levied against Shawn D. Winkfield-Maynard, 24, from St. Joesph, Mo.

Winkfield-Maynard is set to be formally arraigned on Friday, his bond has been set at $5,000 cash plus $70,000 surety according to court records. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that Winkfield-Maynard is currently at large. He was arrested the night of the drowning on an outstanding warrant but bonded out of jail.

Anyone with information on Winkfield-Maynard’s whereabouts is asked to contact St. Joseph’s Police Department at (816) 271-4777 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 238-TIPS (8477).

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