Mt. Vernon Father Arrested for Neglect Causing Death

Mt. Vernon Father Arrested for Neglect Causing Death


A death investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police and Mt. Vernon Police has resulted in the arrest of a 26-year-old Mt. Vernon father.

Arrested and Charged was Devin Morrison, 26, Mt. Vernon, IN

  1. Neglect of a Dependent causing Death, Level 1 Felony

On Thursday, September 8, at approximately 7:49 a.m., Posey County 911 Dispatch received a call from a residence located at 405 East 5th Steet in Mt. Vernon requesting an ambulance for an unresponsive ten-month-old child.

Posey County EMS arrived at the residence and transported the female child to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville where she died later that day from her injuries.

According to detectives, the child had signs of trauma and the nature of her injuries were suspicious.

An autopsy was conducted Monday, September 12 at the Vanderburgh County Morgue.  According to the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office, the child died from a subdural hemorrhage due to multiple skull fractures. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. 

This afternoon at approximately 12:19 p.m., the father of the child, Devin Morrison, 26, was arrested at his residence without incident and taken to the Posey County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

Investigating Officers: Detective Toni Walden, Detective Sergeant Brad Chandler, First Sergeant Trevor Helmer, Detective Brandon Deig, and Sergeant Ted Clamme, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Mt. Vernon Police and the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office