Washington County man charged with criminal child abuse

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Nov 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-14 16:17:08-05

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police reports that a Washington County man was charged with criminal child abuse yesterday.

On November 13, KSP received a call from a Marion County 911 center in reference to a 1-month-old child who had arrived at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

The child showed signs of possible physical abuse and had life-threatening injuries. The child was later transported to Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville.

KSP responded and conducted an investigation. 22-year-old James Dalton Jeffries of Springfield was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Criminal Abuse 1st Degree – Child 12 or Under
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
  • Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence)
  • Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jeffries is lodged at the Marion County Detention Center. This investigation is ongoing.