WHEELING, W.Va. — A Wheeling Island man is in jail on $50,000 bail after allegedly leaving his 18-month-old daughter in a hot car Thursday.


Cory Rockhold is charged with child neglect.

Wheeling police said they found Cory Rockhold, 33, passed out on couch Thursday afternoon after noticing the little girl locked in the car. Police said she was asleep but soaking in sweat.

Rockhold is charged with felony child neglect.

The U.S. transportation secretary announced a new national campaign Thursday centered on the increasing number of cases where children are left in vehicles.

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  • Jim M.

    What a piece of garbage. People like this should be disposed of.

  • Mason County Contrarian

    Why is so much of this happening now?

    • Dumb Liberals

      'Cause dumb liberals, like contrarians from Mason Co., have bred producing m0r0ns that, unfortunately, walk the face on the planet.

      I wonder if jumper's bounce or just go "splat" when they land? Either way, the sudden stop took care of the issue. The result - One less dumb liberal.

      • Mason County Contrarian

        I am sure you are a fine fellow but your comments are unfortunate.

    • GRIFF

      I believe because so many people have their head up their butts now days. People have no responsibility now. There is no punishment.


    He was "passed out". Drugs, alcohol what was the cause. He must have been so excited to get his fix his child was of low importance. Put him in a car for a week see how he likes. He might even dry out

  • Tom

    Some people just shouldn't reproduce.

  • tnc

    I'm sorry but you just don't forget a child in your car. The country needs to enforce a law that requires a lot more effort and much needed classes for worthless people with kids. he deserves to have the same done to him. thank goodness police arrived in time to this matter. an innocent child again being neglected over worthlessness and nine times out of ten drugs.

  • Silas Lynch

    So, why wasn't Mark Plants ex-wife jailed for doing the same thing?

    • GRIFF

      she know more people in high places than he does

    • Dumb Liberals

      Excellent question Silas. Could it possibly be that she has a liberal democratic "friend'? I'm trying to figure out why the democrats sitting on their seats of high on the Kanawha commission are dead set on spending more money removing Plants from office than it cost in the special persecutor of stupid family decisions.

      • I'm honest at least

        You sir are a few fries short of aa happy meal if you believe republicans are not crooks and liars as well. Now run along to moms closet to hide and eat sunscreen DWL.

        • Mason County Contrarian

          I believe ol' DWL made an insensitive remark about a suicide at the New River Bridge earlier this late spring or summer.

          • Silas Lynch

            ....but why was Mark Plants' ex-wife charged for the very same thing?
            Maybe there is a time limit on how long you can leave juveniles unattended in a car.

            And why was Plants charged with a crime while simply doing what any civic minded citizen should do when confronted with children being neglected?

  • wsr

    Somehow the idiots will blame guns for this (GARY KARSTENS)!!!!

  • Dan

    Your tax dollars at work! Thank you Democraps for turning our nation into a "Welfare" state!

  • Mike

    One sure fire cure for scum bags like him.
    Tall tree,high limb,short rope.snap!! Problem taken care of at little to no coast.

  • Dumb Liberals

    "Passed out"? I wonder what he ingested that made him pass out? Makes one ask was it snorted, injected, smoked or a liquid. That then begs to ask if a secondary search warrant was obtained to peruse the property for additional substances of the illegal nature?

    Part of his punishment should include his castration so as to prevent additional possibilities of breeding.

    • Drama Queen Conservative Troll

      A real conservative places no obstacles in the way of reproduction of human life, dummy.

      • Silas Lynch

        And MOST stupid liberals know not the difference between murder and birth control. Do you?

  • Karma

    This has become an epidemic in the US. The government will eventually require car manufacturers to implement a child alarm in all vehicles. With all the mindless parents of today, it won't happen fast enough.

    • GRIFF

      if people don't become more responsible for their selves & their children ALL the car alarms in the world won't help them.

    • Dumb Liberals

      The epidemic is called the dumbing down of the generations. Common Sense has been bred out of the youth courtesy of the abuse of drugs, alcohol and the lack of Christian beliefs. In short - the family has been destroyed courtesy of the liberals, democrats, (d)'s and socialists and their lack of morals and ethics.

      • I'm honest at least

        The dumbing down dwl speaks of didnt waste time getting to him.

      • Dumb Liberals

        I see Tom, little "s" scott, and Jim Slade prove my point. Dumb liberals all three.

      • Tom

        You're an idiot!

        • scott


          • Jim Slade

            Third that


    LEAVE this low life locked in a hot car on a 100 degree day for 24-hrs no water or food. see if he sweats & gets thirsty !!! hang him!! & by the way where is the worthless mother??

  • CPA

    Cane this idiot.......he won't forget a precious child again.