2 charged with alleged child endangerment

When 39-year-old Michael Fitzwater drove around Williamsport and other parts of the county to buy marijuana, he apparently thought there was nothing wrong that a 10-year-old child was with him, riding in the backseat, state police said.

The child told police that on at least four different occasions between May and late last month, she was present in Fitzwater’s car when she believed he was buying drugs, Trooper Matthew Miller alleged in an affidavit.

Miller said the child also reported that during the same time period, she was present with Fitzwater and his wife, April Seagraves 36, when Seagraves “smoked marijuana” in the couple’s Loyalsock Township home at 2461 Lycoming Creek Road.

Fitzwater and Seagraves were arraigned Wednesday before District Judge William Solomon on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and corrupting the morals of a minor. The two were released on $25,000 bail each.