Starke County man arrested on six felony counts

A Knox man was arrested Wednesday after a three month long criminal investigation.

Kyle Parrott, 22, is charged with six class B felonies, all related to allegedly injuring his infant son. He is being held at the Starke County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

Alva Whited of the Indiana State Police Detective started his investigation at the request of the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office, after examinations by doctors at LaPorte Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital revealed the boy had allegedly suffered numerous unexplained injuries to his body.

The child had been taken to LaPorte Hospital by his mother for a mouth injury. An examination by a doctor revealed the child allegedly had 25 rib fractures in various stages of healing, a torn frenula (upper gum), and a healing fracture on the left clavicle.

Authorities were contacted and the child was placed in the custody of the Starke County Department of Children Services, where he currently remains.

Parrott is being charged with three counts for neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, class B felony, and three counts for battery resulting in serious bodily injury, class B felony.

A person convicted of a class B felony can be sentenced up to 20 years in prison and face a maximum fine of $ 10,000.


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