LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The parents of a 9-day-old baby boy have been arrested after the child was taken to hospital with broken arms and legs.
According to an arrest report, officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Child Crimes Unit were sent to Norton Children’s Hospital on Monday morning after the baby’s arrival.
Police said the child had a broken humerus, a broken right and left spoke, a broken right tibia, and a broken left and right femur. The baby also had a bruise on the left side of his head.
The boy’s mother, 26-year-old Amanda Yff, reportedly told police, “I can’t believe I hurt my baby so badly.”
She said she and the boy’s father, Brent Bishop, 30, had been the only ones looking after the baby since birth.
According to an arrest report, Yff told police she fed the baby at home, then Bishop took the baby to another room for a few hours. She said he then brought the baby back to her and fed the boy again, before falling asleep.
When she woke up she said she couldn’t find the baby. She said he was eventually found face down on the floor next to the bed.
A pediatric nurse who examined the baby said the child’s injuries were “serious” and were compatible with physical abuse.
Police executed a search warrant at the couple’s home on Canterbury Court, in a housing estate off the Outer Loop. Inside, they found suspected cocaine and suspected methamphetamine, as well as prescription pills, an assortment of marijuana and a gun, according to an arrest report.
Police say they believe the drugs were for sale.
Yff and Bishop were arrested and charged with complicity in criminal abuse. In addition, Bishop faces several drug trafficking charges.
Yff and Bishop were arrested Tuesday morning.
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