Friday, 4 March 2011

SBS: Pennsylvania: Dusty Neal McCauley charged

 February 25, 2011  Josh Krysak
A Waynesburg man accused of injuring a baby in his care in Greene County in December will have his day in court.
Greene County Assistant District Attorney Linda Chambers said Dusty Neal McCauley, 23, was charged in January before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Bates with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.
Bates held one count of each charge filed against McCauley for Greene County Court following a preliminary hearing Thursday. The second count of each charge was dismissed.
Chambers said the charges were filed after McCauley allegedly assaulted 11-month-old Miranda Turk at 123 Mountain View Gardens in Franklin Township, Greene County.
According to police, the incident occurred at 6 p.m. Dec. 26 when McCauley requested emergency personnel for a baby that was having trouble breathing.
Police said the girl was taken from the residence to Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg, where doctors recognized she suffered bilateral subdural hemorrhages. Police said she was then flown by medical helicopter to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh for medical treatment.
According to Chambers, further evaluation of the baby by doctors in Pittsburgh revealed the child suffered multiple subdural hemorrhages in several regions of the head and extensive retinal hemorrhaging.
Chambers said doctors concluded that the injuries suffered by the child were consistent with abusive head trauma or shaken-baby syndrome.
McCauley remains in the Greene County Prison on $50,000 straight cash bond.

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