Detective makes arrests in neglect, abuse case

By Herald Staff

JASPER — A Jasper man and woman were arrested earlier this week and accused of neglect and other charges.

Oct. 23, the Dubois County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Indiana Department of Child Services to assist with a possible abuse situation.

The investigation revealed that a 3-year-old child had previous serious injuries that were not reported. Those injuries involved serious burns that occurred on or around July 1 and a second incident of injuries that occurred between Oct. 1 and Oct. 23 that involved a skull fracture and multiple bruises on the victim's body.

35-year-old Ronald Morgan Jr. of 427 E. 190 N., Jasper, was taken into custody on the following charges:

  • Two counts of neglect of a dependent less that 14 years of age causing serious bodily injury, a Level 3 felony.
  • Battery on a person less that 14 years old, a Level 6 Felony.

23-year-old Lisa Speedy of 427 E. 190 N., Jasper, was taken into custody on the following charges:

  • Two counts of neglect of a dependent less that 14 years of age causing serious bodily injury, a Level 3 Felony.
  • Failure to make a report, a misdemeanor.

The Dubois County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Jasper Police Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services.




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