Sheriff: Women admits she was high when she burned baby


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A domestic disturbance call leads to child abuse charges in Laurel County.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a home on Swiss Colony Lane on Sunday and found a car in the driveway with a woman in the driver’s seat and a 3-year-old child, unrestrained, in the front passenger’s seat.

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Deputies learned that 39-year-old Casey Hammack and 41-year-old Michael Robinson got into a fight and, at some point during the dispute, a 9-month-old child was locked in the car and the two had to break a window to get the baby out.

The baby was found with cuts on one hand, a bruised forehead and what appeared to be a cigarette burn on the right leg, according to deputies.

Investigators say Hammack admitted to being high when she burned the infant.

They say Hammack and Robinson both admitted to taking methamphetamine while caring for the two children.

Hammack and Robinson are charged with public intoxication, wanton endangerment and assault.

Hammack also faces a charge of criminal abuse of a child under 12.

Social services was called to help assist in the investigation.