Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Brownstown, Indiana
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Child Death Under Investigation

Curtis Gilbert Collman, II


On 6-21-18 Officers responded to 9731 East County Road 800 South in Crothersville, Indiana for a reported unresponsive child.

Officers, EMS, Volunteer Firefighters arrived on scene. The unresponsive child was administered medical care and transported to Schneck Medical Center. The child was pronounced dead at Schneck Medical Center.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is currently conducting an investigating in the death of an 8 year old child.

Through the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department investigation, an arrest has been made in this investigation.  Curtis G Collman II, DOB 11/19/1976, a 41 year old male residing at 10857 East County Road 400 North in Jackson County Indiana has been charged with Neglect of a Dependent resulting in the death of the dependent, Intimidation pointing a firearm at a person, and possession of methamphetamine. Curtis Collman has an obligation to provide medical care to a dependent and failed to provide medical care to a dependent resulting in the neglect charge.

Curtis Collman was located later in the evening by law enforcement officers. Curtis Collman is a registered sex offender. Through the Jackson County Sheriff’s department investigation it was determined Curtis Collman had failed to maintain his sex offender registration obligations and was charged that night with failure to register as a sex offender.

An autopsy has been conducted in this investigation and the results of the autopsy are pending.

As the Jackson County Sheriff’s department investigation continues, additional charges may be filed against Curtis Collman.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s department investigation is currently an ongoing investigation.


Detective Tom Barker

Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept.

Jackson County Sheriff’s dept., Crothersville Police dept. Indiana State Police, Jackson County EMS, Crothersville volunteer fire all assisted in the investigation.