Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two people after responding to reports of child abuse in Mt. Vernon.
Dillon Myers, 20, Mt. Vernon, is charged with one count of third-degree assault after he allegedly attacked a 1-month-old child on June 2, according to court documents.
The child appears to be Myers’ son, Grant County District Attorney Jim Carpenter said. Myers’ release is still being negotiated. If family in the area are willing to take him in, he will be released. If not, his bail will be set at $30,000.
He was ordered to have no contact with the child or child’s mother. His plea trial is set for June 30.
The child’s mother, Alyson Nichole Taylor, 19, Mt. Vernon, was charged with second-degree child neglect after leaving the child with Myers, according to court documents. Taylor was released and ordered to have no contact with Myers or the child. She pleaded not guilty to the charge July 19, 2017. The charge was dismissed Sept. 8, 2017.