Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Brownstown, Indiana
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Child Abuse Arrest

April 20, 2016


The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident where a 7

month old child sustained injuries from the child's Father.                    


The Jackson County Sheriff's Department was contacted by the Indiana

Department of Child Services to investigate injuries to a 7 month old child.


On 2-22-16 the 7 month old was brought into Schneck Medical Center

Emergency Room by it's parents for unknown medical reasons.

Schneck Medical Center provided care and performed tests on the 7 month old.

The Schneck Medical Center determined the 7 month old had suffered

an internal head injury and need to be transferred to Riley Hospital for

additional care.


At Riley Hospital, Doctors confirmed, the 7 month old had sustained a

head injury, and was also suffering from fractures to the body. Additional

testing of the child was conducted by Riley Hospital doctor's and staff.


Through the investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, a

suspect was developed and evidence was submitted to the Jackson County

Prosecutors Office.


Prosecutor Amy Marie Travis and Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Chalfant petitioned the

Jackson Circuit Court for an arrest warrant.                          


On April 18, 2016 Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard Poynter signed a warrant

for the arrest of the father of the 7 month old child, Evan D Huntsinger, age

30, of Seymour Indiana.


Evan Huntsinger faces charges of Battery resulting in serious injury to a

person under the age of 14, a level 3 felony, and neglect of a dependent

resulting in serious injury, a Level 3 felony.


At 9:50am on 4-20-16 Evan Huntsinger turned himself in to the Jackson County Jail.

At 1:00pm on 4-20-16 Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard Poynter set bond at $5000.00

dollars for Evan Huntsinger. At 2:55pm on 4-20-16 Huntsinger posted a $5000.00 dollar

cash bond and was released from the Jackson County Jail.


Detective Tom Barker is investigating this incident.