Charges dropped against father of 6-week-old baby found dead in motel

Deputies respond after an infant is found dead in the Drake Motel in Springfield (WDTN Photo/Charlisa Gordon).

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Charges were dropped Tuesday against the father of a six-week-old baby found dead in a Clark County hotel.

Brian Spencer Jr (Clark County Sheriff's Office).
Brian Spencer Jr (Clark County Sheriff’s Office).

Child endangering charges against Brian Spencer, Jr. were dropped Tuesday, according to the Clark County Court records.

Spencer was arrested, along with the mother Shania Delawder, after the baby was found dead at Drake Motel earlier this month.

Charges against the mother, Delawder, were dropped two weeks ago but the Prosecutor may file new charges in that case at a later time.

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Spencer, Jr. still faces domestic violence and assault charges and is still in the Clark County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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