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Cops, courts and fires

December 20, 2013

Son of Elwood mayor sentenced to prison

Gets 16 months for violating probation


Dr. Ralph Hicks, who examined the child, told police the child was placed in intensive care after suffering trauma he believed was caused by violent shaking and impact against a hard surface, The baby has since been released from the hospital. but the effects the injuries could have on the child's development are still unknown.

In addition to the marijuana Arnold admitted to smoking, a probable cause affidavit said Arnold and Kelley regularly abused drugs around the infant, including heroin and morphine.

According to an interview conducted by Elwood Police Chief Sam Hanna, Kelley alleged she walked in on Arnold shaking her son. Williams pointed out that admission was an hour and 15 minutes into the interview after Hanna repeatedly told her he knew she saw something.

Hanna said in court Friday his persistent questioning was simply an interview technique. Kelley did not answer questions regarding the incident or the interview under advisement from her attorney.

Follow Zach Osowski on Twitter @Osowski_THB, or call 640-4847.

Charges against Tyler Arnold\ -- Class B felony aggravated battery -- Class B felony neglect of a dependent -- Class B felony battery -- Class C felony criminal recklessness -- Class D felony maintaining a common nuisance

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