A continuance in the sentencing of a Cloverdale woman accused of biting a 4-year-old child was granted Monday in Putnam County Circuit Court.
Kelly Anne Lashbrook, 26, was to be sentenced Monday on a charge of Class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury. Judge Matthew Headley reset sentencing for Jan. 26.
A Class D felony is punishable by up to three years in prison.
Lashbrook was arrested Dec. 15, and appeared for an initial hearing that same day. She waived her right to a trial and entered a guilty plea at that hearing and was released on her own recognizance.
Court documents said officers from the Cloverdale Police Department were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of Hurst Avenue Dec. 12 for a welfare and safety check at the request of a representative of the Department of Child Services.
An adult at the residence told a 4-year-old boy who was also there to show an officer his cheek and tell him what had happened.
"I observed what appeared to be a bite mark on the child's right cheek," Cloverdale Police Officer B. Canerday wrote in a report.
When Canerday asked what happened, the child said Lashbrook had bitten his cheek.
The adult at the residence told Canerday that Lashbrook suffered from anxiety and may not have been on her medication. She also said Lashbrook had previously used alcohol with her medication.