Kokomo Police Investigating Child Abuse/Neglect Case

On March 26, officers from the Kokomo Police Department responded to Community Howard Regional Health, 3500 South Lafountain Street, in reference to a report of a suspected child abuse/neglect.  A 2-month-old baby was brought into the hospital and was diagnosed with a skull fracture and broken/fractured ribs.  The baby was later transported to Riley Hospital where additional injuries were detected, including fractures to each of the baby’s limbs.

During the course of the investigation, investigators identified the suspect as the baby’s father, Chase A. Williams, age 20 of Kokomo. Williams was arrested without incident on March 29.

Williams was charged with Aggravated Battery, Level 3 Felony, Domestic Battery on a Child Less Than 14 with Serious Bodily Injury,  Level 3 Felony, and Invasion of Privacy, A-Misdemeanor.  Willaims is currently incarcerated at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center.

Howard County Department of Child Services assisted with this investigation.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Drew J. Wallsmith at 765-456-7388 or by email at dwallsmith@cityofkokomo.org.  You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.