A 38-year old Scottsburg Woman was charged with felony neglect of a dependent following an Indiana State Police (ISP) investigation and review by the Scott County Prosecutor.
The unlicensed daycare where a six-month old was found dead in May was operated by Candace Jones, 38, Scottsburg, who called 911 upon finding the child unresponsive after placing her down to sleep earlier.
On Monday, June 15, Jones turned herself into the Scott County Jail after charges were filed and a warrant issued by the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jones has been charged with the following, she is being held on a $250,000 full cash bond:
1. Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death- Level 1 Felony
2. Reckless Supervision by a Child Care Provider Resulting in Death – Level 6 Felony
3. Operating a Child Care Home Without a License – Class A Misdemeanor
The infant was reportedly in the care of an unlicensed daycare facility and was found unresponsive when the mother of the child returned from work.
An ISP investigation began on May 30, 2019, when Detective Brian Busick and crime scene investigators responded to a Scottsburg address after learning of the death of a 6-month old infant girl earlier that day.
Detective Busick was assisted by investigators from the Indiana Department of Child Services, and the investigation was turned over to the Scott County Prosecutor in 2019.
“All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.”