Woman arrested after battering newborn, teen


A Seymour woman was arrested late Wednesday night after an investigation determined she had battered a 4-week-old baby and a 15-year-old girl.

Amanda Jean Miller, 36, is facing preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent, a Level 5 felony; domestic battery in the presence of a minor, a Level 6 felony; and domestic battery on a victim under the age of 14, a Level 6 felony.

According to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police, the investigation began shortly before 7 p.m. when troopers responded to a home in the 9000 Block of East County Road 700N to conduct a welfare check on a 4-week-old baby.

Troopers responding to the scene said they found the child injured, said Wheeles, public information officer for the Versailles Post.

The investigation led by ISP detectives determined Miller had not only the battered the newborn child but also a 15-year-old girl, Wheeles said.

The 4-week-old child was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour before being transferred to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for treatment of what police reported were “serious but non-life-threatening injuries.”

Miller was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where she is currently being held without bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

The responding troopers were assisted by the Indiana Department of Child Services.

A Level 5 felony carries a sentence of one to six years in jail with an advisory sentence of three years upon conviction.

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