ANDERSON, Ind. — Police are questioning the parents of a 3-month-old infant boy who was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children on Monday with a skull fracture and numerous healed injuries.

Anderson Police Department Sgt. Bill Casey said the baby was taken to Saint John’s Medical Center’s emergency room just after 8 p.m. Monday.

Instead of calling 911 from their Anderson home, the parents reportedly walked, carrying their son, three blocks to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had a depressed skull fracture, a blood clot forming on the side of his head and a ripped pallet near his upper lip, Casey said.

Doctors also discovered evidence of previous fractures that had begun to heal, Casey said.

He said doctors found evidence that both of the infant’s legs had been broken but had begun to heal. They also discovered a broken ankle that had begun to heal, and a broken arm.

The couple, who lives in the 1800 block of Meridian Street, was being questioned by police Monday night.

At press time, police had not pressed charges against the mother, 20-year-old Brittany Bland, or the father, 22-year-old Justin Sheets.

The mother’s other child, a 16-month-old boy, was taken into custody by Child Protective Services, Casey said.

A query into the infant’s condition was not answered by officials at Riley Hospital at press time.

Contact Brandi Watters: 640-4847,


Check for further updates and Tuesday's print edition of The Herald Bulletin.

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