Charges filed for child abuse

Hannibal Courier-Post Staff
Posted: Apr. 12, 2019 4:17 pm

On Tuesday, April 9, detectives with the Hannibal Police Department took Cody J Adkerson, 22, formerly of West Plains, into custody for alleged child abuse. Adkerson allegedly caused physical injuries to a 3-month-old baby on multiple occasions while the baby was in his care. 

On April 10 a warrant was issued by the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County, charging Adkerson with three counts of abuse or neglect of a child. Adkerson's bond was set at $100,000, cash only. 

On April 12, he remained in the Marion County Jail. The HPD reported the baby is expected to recover from the injuries suffered.


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