SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – A Shelbyville man who was arrested in 2012 on charges involving injuries to a baby was sentenced on Tuesday.
Bradley Parsons was arrested in 2012 for battery of a child. Investigators say he dropped a baby. He was also charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury to a child younger than 14-year-old, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, battery on a child less than 14 and a felony charge of neglect of a dependent.
Parsons was sentenced to just over 19 years, with 18 executed in the Department of Corrections, followed by 18 months probation and nine months home detention.
He recently pleaded guilty to the offenses of a Class B felony charge of battery with serious bodily injury to a child under 14-year-old, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury and aggravated battery.
“The guilty pleas were taken under advisement by the court. The probation department was ordered to conduct a presentence investigation,” prosecutor Kent Apsley said.
The plea comes after an incident in 2012 in the 200 block of West South Street.
Officers say they found a baby bruised on her head and was shaking “head to toe.” The girl was taken to Major Hospital then taken to an unknown hospital in Indianapolis.
According to court records, Parsons’ girlfriend came home from work early when she received a call that the baby had fallen off the bed.
Parsons texted the mother while in the hospital saying: “I’m sorry … the baby [defecated] on me, I freaked out and dropped her.”
While police were at the home, an officer noticed dirtied pajamas near the sink. They also said they heard Parsons yell to his girlfriend: “It was an accident.”