GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky State Police have charged a Grayson County man with murder after a 1-year-old died following alleged abuse.
KSP detectives arrested James Garrigus, 25, of Leitchfield, on December 21st.
Reportedly troopers on routine patrol spotted a car driven by Garrigus speeding on the William Thomason Byway on Thursday, December 20th. Troopers then followed Garrigus to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.
KSP said in a release that troopers discovered at the hospital that Garrigus was admitting his girlfriend’s 1-year-old child for treatment.
The baby reportedly had to later be taken to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
KSP detectives began investigating whether or not the baby’s injuries were as a result of child abuse.
Their preliminary investigation revealed that the child suffered severe head trauma while under Garrigus’ care at a home in Clarkson.
KSP is now reporting that the 1-year-old has died.
Garrigus is charged with murder and 1st degree assault.