Cloverdale woman arrested for biting a 4-year-old
CLOVERDALE -- A Cloverdale woman pled guilty in Putnam County Circuit Court Monday to Class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury.
Kelly Anne Lashbrook, 26, was arrested Monday. She was released on her own recognizance after her court appearance. She will be sentenced on Jan. 12.
According to court documents, officers from the Cloverdale Police Department were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of Hurst Avenue on Saturday afternoon 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, court documents said.
Lashbrook was not home when Canerday was called to the residence. 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.
The police report on the incidence was prepared Sunday, and formal charges were filed Monday.
Lashbrook has no prior criminal record.
A Class D felony is punishable by a jail sentence of up to three years.