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◼ Sheriff's deputy faces child endangerment charges, nine years in prison for fireworks accident
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos announced Wednesday that his office is charging a Humboldt County Sheriff's deputy with felony child endangerment for his role in a July 4 fireworks accident that seriously injured a 10-year-old girl.
Joe Marsh, who was off duty at the time of the incident, has been charged with felony child endangerment, a special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury while committing a felony and possession of dangerous fireworks without a permit. If convicted on all counts, Marsh faces a maximum of nine years in prison. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Jan. 21.
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