The parents of a 9-month-old infant who allegedly was left alone in an apartment Thursday will each have to post a $1,500 bond to be released from the adult detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against them.

The parents of a 9-month-old infant who allegedly was left alone in an apartment Thursday will each have to post a $1,500 bond to be released from the adult detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against them.


Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Mariah Martin, 21, and Deundre Denham, 24, with endangering the welfare of a minor.


Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said police became involved when they were sent to an apartment in the 800 block of Wisconsin Sreet, at 9;45 a.m. Thursday.


Detective Marcia Oliver said in a probable-cause affidavit that the manager of the apartments reported hearing an infant crying inside an apartment but could not get anyone to answer the door.


According to the affidavit, when police entered the apartment, they found the child sitting in a rocker on the floor crying.


Kizer said the parents were arrested when they returned to the apartment.


The child was turned over to a relative.


Attorney William Howard, who was in the courtroom Friday, said he would represent Martin and Denham.