Day care providers arrested in infant’s death

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Following an extensive investigation by the Carmel Police Dept., an arrest warrant was served on 43-year-old Stacey Cox and 22-year-old Kirsten Phillips, both of Carmel. Both subjects were arrested as a result of a Jan. 24 death of a 5-month-old baby at an in-home daycare.

On Jan. 24, the 5-month-old child was found unresponsive in a home daycare operated by Cox and her daughter Phillips. Carmel police began investigating the death of the child and discovered the daycare was operating in violation of a cease and desist order given in October 2012 by the Attorney General’s Office.

Arrest warrants were issued by the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office through Superior Court 2. Both subjects were arrested at 1028 Mohawk Hills Dr. on June 28 and transported to the Hamilton County Jail. At the time of this report, Cox was being held on $70,000 cash bond and Phillips was being held on a $65,000 cash bond.

Cox was charged with:

Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death – Class A Felony

Reckless Homicide – Class C Felony

Involuntary Manslaughter – Class D Felony

Deception – Class A Misdemeanor

2 Counts of Operating a Child Care Home without a License – Class B Misdemeanor

Unlicensed Practicing of Nursing – Class B Misdemeanor

 

Phillips was charged with:

Neglect of Dependent Resulting in Death – Class A Felony

Reckless Homicide – Class C Felony

Involuntary Manslaughter – Class D Felony


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