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Troy Couple Jailed After Infant Found Bloodied and Bitten



A Troy couple has been charged with several counts of child abuse after police discovered their 11-month-old son with multiple bruises. Photo Credit: Troy Police Department

 

Troy, Mo. – An 11-month-old Missouri boy is hospitalized with bite marks, a broken nose, damaged ear drums and other injuries, and police believe his father is responsible.

Lincoln County prosecutors charged Brandon Johnson of Troy with three counts of child abuse causing serious physical injury. The mother, Kristen Hopper, is charged with one count of the same crime. Johnson is held on $250,000 cash-only bond and Hopper on $100,000 cash-only bond. Neither has an attorney.

 

 

Johnson’s mother called police on Friday. Detective Tony Stuart says the child had bruises over his entire body, cuts to the head and face. He was bleeding from the ears and nose and had severe injuries inside his mouth.

Stuart says authorities don’t know what prompted the attack.

The child was placed in protective custody.

 

                                                              


 Pareja de Troy es encarcelada después de que su bebé fuera encontrado con sangre y mordeduras

 

A Troy couple has been charged with several counts of child abuse after police discovered their 11-month-old son with multiple bruises. Photo Credit: Troy Police Department

 

Troy, Mo. – Un niño de Missouri de 11 meses de edad fue hospitalizado con marcas de mordeduras, la nariz rota, tímpanos dañados y otras lesiones, y la policía cree que su padre es el responsable.

Los fiscales del condado de Lincoln acusaron a Brandon Johnson de Troy de tres cargos de abuso infantil que causaron lesiones físicas graves. La madre, Kristen Hopper, está acusada de un cargo por el mismo crimen. Johnson tiene una fianza de $250,000 en efectivo y Hopper una fianza de $100,000 en efectivo. Ninguno de los dos tiene abogado.

 

 

La madre de Johnson llamó a la policía el viernes. El detective Tony Stuart dice que el niño tenía hematomas en todo el cuerpo, cortes en la cabeza y la cara. Estaba sangrando por los oídos y la nariz y tenía lesiones graves dentro de la boca.

Stuart dice que las autoridades no saben qué provocó el ataque.

El niño fue puesto bajo custodia protectora.

 

                                                              


 

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