A Christian County Grand Jury indictment for child abuse was returned Friday against a babysitter who allegedly injured an infant.
According to the original warrant, 41-year old Amanda Hargis of White Plains was babysitting the victim in August when she reportedly called the parents and told them the infant’s tongue was bruised. Hargis said the injuries were inflicted by the infant’s three-year old older sibling with a pair of toy scissors, which the three-year old denied doing.
Surveillance footage from a camera in the living room reportedly showed Hargis grab the infant during a feeding while he was crying, pinning his arms behind his back and holding him in that position.
During the same day, Hargis is reportedly seen taking the infant, who is crying, to the middle of the room and then dropping him from approximately a foot in the air to the floor, causing a loud thud and more crying.
Hargis is charged with five counts of first-degree criminal abuse. The Hopkinsville Police Department investigated the allegations.
In other action, the grand jury indicted 20-year old Joshua Corbett of Fort Campbell for 10 counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, alleging he presented 10 fake 20-dollar bills in an attempt to make a purchase at Gamestop in September.