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Coffey Couple Charged When 1-Year Old Sustains Injuries

Daviess County Couthouse

A Coffey man is facing felony charges in Daviess County in which he is alleged to have injured a child.

Twenty-two year old Jared Read is alleged to have punched a one-year old in the face and side of the head. Law enforcement say that afterward, Read did not want to take the child to the hospital when he began acting sluggish. In a separate incident, the officer says the child required surgery after his hand was closed in a vehicle door during an altercation.

The child was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital and was then to be driven to Children’s Mercy Hospital for emergency surgery. The surgery was delayed for several hours when they did not arrive at Children’s Mercy for approximately four hours.

Read is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the first degree and Child Abuse.

The child’s mother, 22-year old Jessica Ann Lynn Claibourn is charged with a misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Warrants have been issued for both Read and Claibourn.

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