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Police update infant death with more details.

Leinenbach

Potts

According to the Dubois County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a three-month-old was brought to Memorial Hospital emergency room on July 30, 2018. The infant was non-responsive and was flown to Norton’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville.  On August 1, the infant was pronounced dead at about 7:54 p.m.

Police arrested the parents of the infant, Jordan R. Leinenbach, 28, and Cassandra Potts, 24, both of Jasper, on preliminary felony charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death and reckless homicide.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the infant was born prematurely and was sent home on June 8. The infant was supposed to remain on a constant oxygen supply and be hooked to a monitor except during times like when the infant was bathed.

Police determined the infant was only hooked up to the monitor on three occasions between July 11 and July 30.

Examination of the infant determined isuffered a severe brain bleed not a result of the premature birth. The autopsy also revealed three different ribs had suffered fractures and the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office stated they were at least two weeks old.

The autopsy also attributed two brain bleeds in the upper and lower portions of the victim’s brain to some type of severe trauma. The optic nerve was also hemorrhaged which indicated some type of severe head trauma.

According to court documents, Potts told police she never did anything to injure the infant and  stated that, to his knowledge, he did nothing to the victim that would have caused the injuries.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is seeking a man involved in a rollover crash on Haysville Road Sunday.

Police think the man suffered an injury when he was thrown from the truck he was allegedly operating after it rolled on Haysville Road West west of Haysville at about 1:02 p.m.

According to police, the man identified as Ryan Thomas Fields was eastbound on Haysville Road West in a yellow Ford Ranger when, for an unknown reason, the truck went left of center. It continued off the north side of the road where it lost a tire and then flipped.

The officers on scene made contact with a Fields and while tending to traffic control measures on scene, he fled on foot into a wooded area.

A warrant has been issued for Field’s arrest out of Dubois Superior Court. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Dubois County Sheriffs Department or any local law enforcement agency at 812-482-3522. All calls can be kept confidential.

The crash totaled the truck.

Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor, Leaving the Scene of property damage accident, Class A Misdemeanor, Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor.

More details released on rollover crash near Haysville.


The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is seeking a man involved in a rollover crash on Haysville Road Sunday.

Police think the man was injured when he was thrown from the truck.  According to police, the man identified as Ryan Thomas Fields was eastbound on Haysville Road West in a yellow Ford Ranger when, for an unknown reason, the truck went left of center. It continued off the north side of the road where it lost a tire and then flipped.

The officers on scene made contact with Fields and while tending to traffic control measures on scene, he fled on foot into a wooded area.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest out of Dubois Superior Court. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Dubois County Sheriffs Department or any local law enforcement agency at 812-482-3522. All calls can be kept confidential.

Today is the first day of school for local students.

Students are heading back to school today across Dubois County. Indiana State Police would like to remind everyone the importance of watching for students and for stopping for school buses while they are loading and/or unloading children.

Indiana State Police receive complaints almost daily from school bus drivers, parents and concerned citizens about motorists not stopping for school buses when required. Distracted driving is no doubt a contributing factor, so troopers want to remind all motorists the importance of avoiding distractions while driving, especially near schools

There is only one exception for ANY vehicle not to stop when the Stop Arm on a bus is out.  That is a Multi-Lane Roadway with a Grassy and or Concrete Barrier.

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Examples: US 41, Lloyd Expressway, SR 62 in Posey County, SR 66 in Warrick County between Evansville and Spencer County.

When a school bus stops and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, only vehicles behind the bus MUST stop in this situation. Vehicles that are approaching from the opposite side are NOT required to stop.

A person who disregards a school bus stop arm commits a Class A Infraction and could receive a maximum fine of $10,000.

 

 

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