Friday, May 29, 2015

Dad arrested in death of 3-month-old baby; was there a mother in this home? (Rushville, Indiana)

Notice that there is no mention of a mother in the home or anywhere else. Is DYLON LAKES a single dad?

Father arrested in infant death

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:34 pm
By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican

A lengthy investigation into the death of a three-month infant on March 1 resulted in the Wednesday afternoon arrest of the child’s father, Dylon Lakes, 25, of Liberty.

Emergency responders were called to the 200 block of Winters Way, in Carthage, during the afternoon of the March day following the report of an unresponsive child. Upon arrival, medical personal reported the child was not breathing and pronounced the infant deceased a short time later.

The investigation was headed by Detectives Alex Shaver of the Rushville Police Department and Richard Gosser of the Rush County Sheriff’s Department.

Shortly after arrival, officers explained what was described as suspicious behavior and unusual circumstance at the scene by individuals in the residence.

According to a release of the findings in the investigation, officers discovered that after placed down to sleep, the infant had been unchecked for a substantial amount of time in poor sleeping conditions.

Although the odor of narcotics was detected by officers, officers located no illegal drugs at the residence when responded to the initial call. However, the investigation also found that narcotics had been removed from the residence prior to officers arrival and the emergency reported.

Following an autopsy report and the investigation, the final report was submitted to Rush County Prosecutor’s office and an arrest warrant was issued for Lakes on Wednesday. Lakes was taken into custody shortly after 4:30 p.m. by officers of the Liberty Police Department and transferred to Rush County.

Although innocent until proven guilty, Lakes is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death (Level 1 felony), criminal recklessness (class “B” misdemeanor) and possession of marijuana (class “B” misdemeanor). Lakes is currently incarcerated in the Rush County Jail and a $100,000 bond was set.

Assisting the RPD and RCSD in the investigation was the Rush County Coroner’s Office, Department of Child Services, Liberty Police Department and the Rush County Prosecutors Office.