The pretrial date has been set at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, for the couple charged with child endangerment after a 14-month-old girl in their care was found in deplorable living condition, surrounded by pills and marijuana smoke.
Melida K. Clemmons’ daughter was found by Nicholasville police sitting on the floor of her home at 204 Edwards Drive surrounded by trash, burned marijuana cigarettes and schedule III and IV narcotics Feb. 16.
Clemmons, 30, was cited but not arrested. However, the other resident of the home, Matthew Cockerham, 31, was arrested on outstanding warrants but has since posted bail.
The pair originally sought separate legal council but were in court Tuesday together with attorney David Thomas for a hearing with Jessamine District Court Judge Janet Booth, who scheduled the pre-trial for next month.
Clemmons faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of marijuana.
Cockerham faces the same charges plus possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
Neither party has answered to the charges.