Multiple indictments for assault were returned by a Christian County Grand Jury Friday afternoon.
Indicted for first-degree assault are 23-year old Cassandra Hansley and 25-year old Cody Hansley, both of Herndon. According to a warrant, a two month old child had been taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center on August 12 and from there was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The infant reportedly had multiple brain hemorrhages, a lacerated liver, a ruptured spleen, multiple broken ribs, along with a fractured wrist and femur. By their admission, the child was in their sole care with the injuries occurred.
Also indicted for first-degree assault is 36-year old Eddrecus Williams of Hopkinsville. Williams is alleged to have attacked a male victim with an axe on August 15, causing multiple serious lacerations to his head, neck, arms and other areas of his body. Williams was later located at an East Seventh Street residence, where there was allegedly blood on the front door and he was positively identified by the victim.
Thirty-seven year old Shinaka Cooper of Hopkinsville is indicted on charges of second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. In July, Cooper allegedly used a wooden stick to strike a woman who was holding a one-year old child, causing minor injuries to the woman’s mouth. The arrest citation says the actions caused substantial danger of death or injury to the child, and the stick was later found in Cooper’s vehicle.
Twenty-eight year old Jerald Buckner of Hopkinsville was indicted for second-degree assault, alleging he kicked a female victim in the face, back and ribs multiple times in July, causing a fracture to her face and bruising on her body.