Child Dead, Washington Man Behind Bars

(WASHINGTON) – A child has died and the Washington man held responsible is now behind bars.

Bobby Leighty

Indiana State Police have arrested 26-year-old Bobby Leighty of Washington.

Police say he was the caretaker of one-month-old Kyson Jones of Loogootee.

On Tuesday, Leighty was watching Kyson in Loogootee when sometime after noon Kyson became unresponsive. Leighty contacted family members about the baby and they arrived a short time later. Those family members called 911 as the baby was still unresponsive.

The baby was initially transported to the Daviess County Hospital and then taken to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis via a helicopter. On Friday, Kyson was removed from life support and died.

Leighty was initially charged with neglect causing serious bodily injury. State Police said through their investigation they will present additional evidence to the Martin County Prosecutor’s Office to amend his charge to neglect resulting in death.