Cloverdale woman arrested for biting a 4-year-old

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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.

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  • Why did she bite him? Anybody?

    -- Posted by MsBehaving on Tue, Dec 16, 2008, at 8:28 AM
  • Maybe he bit someone first and she was biting him back?

    -- Posted by mal on Tue, Dec 16, 2008, at 9:54 AM
  • Read close to the end of the article.It gives an idea of why she had did it.Anxiety,not taking medication properly and using alcohol.HMmm......

    -- Posted by what_it's_worth on Tue, Dec 16, 2008, at 10:15 AM
  • Ouch ! Hope the little guy was put on antibiotics for the bite. Glad to read someone acted on the child's behalf.

    -- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Wed, Dec 17, 2008, at 1:10 PM
  • Despite what some may think about the whole if a child bite you bite them back so they learn from it. That is a load of horse ******* mushrooms. You do not bite a child for any reason. Even if they are suffering from anxiety disorders, it is still just wrong. This woman needs lots of help and some time in jail, because that is child abuse and she should suffer the consequences.

    -- Posted by WhySoSerious on Thu, Dec 18, 2008, at 11:26 AM
  • This person is an habitual drug user and has pryors in Marion County. (DUI) She has also lost her child to CPS for a short time. To make a long story short; she deserves every bit of what she gets. There was no good reason for her to bite her child. I hope that the law bites back twice as hard.

    -- Posted by Sunshine2 on Thu, Dec 18, 2008, at 7:48 PM
  • Isn't there any other punishments than biting the kid back?? What happened to time outs, standing in the corner ect. Wow!! This is a human child not an animal!! People are totally crazy!!!

    -- Posted by asmalltowngirl on Mon, Dec 22, 2008, at 8:45 PM
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