Friday, December 19, 2014

Dad accused of battering 18-month-old daughter bonded out of jail (Lebanon, Indiana)

Dad is identified as TIMOTHY GRISSOM.

Battered baby's father bonds out

Steven Porter, 11:06 a.m. EST December 19, 2014

A father accused of battering his 18-month-old daughter bonded out of jail Saturday.

No formal charges have been filed against 22-year-old Timothy Grissom of Lebanon, but that could change.

Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Randy Williams wrote in court documents Dec. 12 that the baby's condition is still serious, and her prognosis could affect the nature of any charges filed.

The infant sustained a fractured skull and other injuries, which Grissom attributed to an accident, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Grissom told police his daughter hit her head on the kitchen counter while he was giving her a bath in the sink, then she fell and hit her face on the floor, court documents state.

Even though he thought the girl had a mild concussion, he told police he didn't seek medical treatment that night — instead, he put her to bed.

The girl was "fussy" the next morning and her mother could tell something was wrong, so she and Grissom took the child to the emergency room Dec. 11, according to the affidavit.

Dr. Andrew Alaimo with Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital East in Lafayette told police the girl's injuries appear to be deliberate, and court documents state he described the incident as "a shaken baby syndrome case."