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More charges possible in toddler pool incident

BISMARCK -- Additional charges may be filed against Rolland Noheart, the man accused of allowing a child to nearly drown in an apartment complex pool in Bismarck earlier this week.

BISMARCK -- Additional charges may be filed against Rolland Noheart, the man accused of allowing a child to nearly drown in an apartment complex pool in Bismarck earlier this week.

The action will depend upon the condition of the child, Burleigh County Assistant State's Attorney Andrew Delain said.

The 18-month-old was admitted to the intensive care unit Tuesday night, according to court documents. Officer Pat Renz said he could not release an updated medical condition because of privacy considerations.

Noheart is currently charged with child neglect, a C felony.

At an initial appearance in court Thursday morning, South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick set bond at 10 percent of $20,000 and ordered Noheart to go to a 24/7 sobriety program if he is released, because he said alcohol was involved in the incident.

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In December 2005, Noheart pleaded guilty to felony child neglect and abuse, according to court records. He was sentenced to serve two years in prison after his probation was revoked twice, according to the records. Charges filed against him in the 2005 case allege he failed to provide proper supervision of a child by allowing the child to be unattended outside the residence and/or being too intoxicated to care for the child.

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