John C. Ledford, 20, Arizona Avenue, Franklin Furnace, was arrested Wednesday after his 4-month-old daughter, Kaylee, was found to have suffered nine broken bones over the four months of her life.
“He appeared in Municipal Court on Thursday, and his bond was raised to $100,000,” said Scioto County Sheriff's Deputy Jodi Conkel. “He is charged with child endangering and remains in the Scioto County jail.”
At his appearance in Municipal Court Wednesday, a date was set for Ledford's next court appearance.
“He is set for a preliminary hearing on May 2, and the Portsmouth city prosecutor will handle that appearance. And after that, presumably, the case will be sent to the grand jury, and that's when we take over,” said Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn. “I would anticipate the case would go to the grand jury some time in May.”
The sheriff's office received a call from Wheelersburg Urgent Care Wednesday, that a 4-month-old baby was being treated for injuries, including several fractures.
Conkel said the baby then was transported to Children's Hospital in Columbus, where they discovered nine fractures, all in different stages, on the baby's arms and legs.
A Children's Hospital spokeswoman, Pam Barber, said the baby is in fair condition, and not in the Intensive Care Unit.
“I have been informed I am only allowed to give out the condition of the baby and nothing else,” Barber said.
Ledford was arrested in New Boston and originally held on $10,000 bond before his first court appearance where bond was raised.
Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said if anyone has any information regarding the case, they should contact Conkel at (740) 351-1091. All calls will remain anonymous.