GALATIA MAN BEING HELD IN INDIANAPOLIS: UPDATEPosted by Jack Howser on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm.
UPDATE 2:30 P.M.
Friends of Ambar Rose Campbell, baby Aubrey’s mother, have provided some clarification to the original story (left intact, below): Colten Campbell is stating that injuries to his daughter were an accident. He was indeed home alone at the time with the infant; he and Ambar Rose are married and the family has been residing in Galatia.
Original article appears below:
SALINE CO., Ill.—A young Galatia man is awaiting extradition from Indiana after his arrest early yesterday morning on an Aggravated Battery of a Child charge out of Saline County.
Colten W. Campbell, 21, is alleged to have severely injured his baby daughter Aubrey, on Saturday, while she was under his care while in Galatia, by shaking her violently.
No reports have indicated whether the 4-month-old baby was just left home alone with her father, or whether this was a court-ordered visitation that left the baby alone in his care.
The baby was taken to Harrisburg Medical Center, but was flown to Deaconess in Evansville and then on to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, being treated for severe brain injuries.
The Southern Illinois Child Death Investigations Task Force handled the case from the initial report on Saturday. After Campbell traveled to Indianapolis to be near the infant, Saline County issued a warrant for his arrest, and it was executed early yesterday morning (Wednesday ,December 11, 2013, at 1 a.m.), whereupon Campbell was jailed at the Marion County (Indiana) facility awaiting extradition back to Saline. No court date has been set for Campbell in the Saline case as yet.
Campbell is still under conditional discharge in a Hamilton County case dating back to a year and a half ago, wherein he was convicted of Endangering the Life or Safety of a Child. Hamilton County hasn’t issued any indication of what, if anything, they intend to do about an alleged violation of that conditional discharge.
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