ELKHART Elkhart man arrested for child neglect

An Elkhart man was arrested for child neglect Saturday, June 23.
Posted on June 29, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 29, 2012 at 12:05 p.m.

ELKHART — An Elkhart man was arrested Wednesday accused of battery and neglect of a minor.

Joshua Stone, 27, of 706 Orchard St., Apt. 1, was taken into custody at the Elkhart police station, 175 Waterfall Drive, in connection with a 7-month-old child who was taken to Elkhart General Hospital to be treated for injuries.

The child was later transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he was treated and discharged.

Stone faces a preliminary charge of battery with a serious bodily injury and a preliminary charge neglect of a dependent, both felonies which carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Stone was booked at the Elkhart County Jail on no bond.

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