Lebanon mother sentenced for neglect after 4-month-old suffers multiple fractured bones

Indianapolis Area Crime

Rochelle Withers

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UPDATE (Oct. 11, 2019)– Mark Crudup’s charges were dismissed due to a lack of evidence. Rochelle Withers pleaded guilty to two charges of neglect. She was sentenced to two years on each count, which will be served consecutively. Probation will follow the sentence.

Original story: 

LEBANON, Ind. – A Lebanon couple has been arrested on neglect charges after police say their 4-month-old boy was seriously injured.

Officers say the Department of Child Services notified on Aug. 6 that the baby had been taken to an area hospital with suspicious injuries.

According to the police department, the child was admitted to Riley Hospital for Children with multiple fractured bones throughout his body, which doctors determined were in various stages of healing.

Doctors told investigators that some of the fractures were 10 to 14 days old, while some of them were less than 7 to 10 days old.

After interviewing the parents, 23-year-old Mark Crudup and 20-year-old Rochelle Withers, and other family members, officers turned their findings over to the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office, recommending charges against the mother and father.

After reviewing the reports and available evidence, both Crudup and Withers were charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, a level 3 felony.

Both parents are being held on a $25,000.00 bond.

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