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Corydon man arrested for neglect, battery

Indiana State Police arrested a Corydon man Thursday afternoon, Dec. 9, for domestic battery and neglect of a dependent in a case involving a 9-year-old child in his care.

On Nov. 29, the Indiana Dept. of Child Services contacted ISP Detective Chris Tucker regarding an allegation of child battery involving a 9-year-old child.

The child is usually in the care of a youth facility due to behavioral issues; however, he returned home for the Thanksgiving holiday. The alleged incident occurred in Harrison County while the child was home.

According to police, on Nov. 29, workers at the facility observed injuries after the child returned to their care. DCS then sought medical attention for the child and contacted the Indiana State Police.

Tucker immediately began an investigation which included numerous interviews with family, caregivers and medical personnel.

DCS personnel and Tucker also conducted a forensic interview with the child.

As a result of the investigation, Tucker requested an arrest warrant for Cody Allen Byrn, 28.

Byrn was arrested without incident and transported to the Harrison County Jail.

Preliminarily charges are neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury and domestic battery with bodily injury (person less than 14 years of age), both Level 5 felonies, and battery (person less than 14 years of age), a Level 6 felony.