April 24, 2020, @ approximately 7:21PM Madison Police responded to KDH-ER reference possible child abuse. Detectives Kyle Cutshaw and Ricky Harris are leading the investigation, with the assistance of Madison Police Department Senior Patrolman Aaron Watson.
The investigation revealed that a five month old male was brought into the emergency room with a near fatal brain hemorrhage. After being treated at KDH, the infant was transported to Louisville, Kentucky, for additional treatment.
The investigation led Detectives Cutshaw and Harris to interview the mother of the infant, Destany Jae Burge 19, Madison, Indiana. After the interview with the infant’s mother, and with other information obtained during the investigation, the detectives established probable cause to arrest Burge.
Destany Jae Burge faces preliminary alleged charges of NEGLECT OF A DEPENDANT LEVEL 3 FELONY and FALSE INFORMING CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. Burge was remanded to the custody of the Jefferson County Jail, where she awaits her initial court appearance on the preliminary alleged charges.
Burge has the presumption of innocence until otherwise proven guilty. The investigation is ongoing and the Madison Police Department is being assisted by the Indiana Department of Child Services.