On Friday, Oct. 23, the Dubois County Sheriff's Office was asked by the Indiana Department of Child Services to assist with a possible abuse situation.
The sheriff's office investigated the incident and says that the investigation revealed that a 3-year-old child had previous serious injuries that were not reported.
According to DCSO, the 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.
Ronald Morgan Jr, 35, of Jasper, Indiana, was taken into custody on the following charges:
- Two counts of Neglect of a dependent less than 14 years of age causing serious bodily injury - level 3 Felony
- Battery on a person less than 14 years old - level 6 Felony
Lisa Speedy, 23, of Jasper, Indiana, was taken into custody on the following charges:
- Two counts of Neglect of a dependent less than 14 years of age causing serious bodily injury - level 3 Felony.
- Failure to make a report - Class B Misdemeanor
The Dubois County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Jasper Police Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.