Rothville woman granted “own recognizance” bond, ordered to seek placement in mental health facility


A Rothville woman charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of her two-month-old daughter was granted an own recognizance bond in Chariton County Division Two Circuit Court Thursday.

Online court information shows 19-year-old Sarah Linebaugh was granted the own recognizance bond with the condition that she is to seek placement in a mental health/medical facility. The case was continued to July 10th at 1:30 for a resetting preliminary hearing.

The Highway Patrol arrested Linebaugh April 26th after the Chariton County Circuit Court issued a warrant for her arrest. Sergeant Eric Brown with Troop B of the Highway Patrol previously reported the warrant for Linebaugh’s arrest was issued following an investigation of the March 18th death of her infant daughter Sophia Linebaugh.