NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WXIN) -- Police in Noblesville have arrested two people on neglect charges after a child was sent to the hospital on Tuesday, November 12.
Officers from the Noblesville Police Department (NPD) responded to a call to assist paramedics with the possible cardiac arrest of a 4-year-old boy at the 700 block of Nelson Circle.
NPD began an investigation upon arrival and requested additional investigators from the criminal investigation division and the Hamilton County Department of Child Services after observing evidence at the scene including the smell of marijuana.
According to court documents, the boy's father Elijah Mills and his live-in girlfriend Taylor Abrams were present when police arrived.
Abrams told officers that the boy had been having health problems including headaches and falling down for about a week, and that he had fallen and hit his head on the floor.
Mills claimed that the boy had headaches and had hit his head a week prior to the incident and had collapsed on the floor. Mills also acknowledged that they had not taken him to the hospital that day or any day since, according to court documents.
Police say the boy was transported to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with life-threatening injuries.
At the hospital, the boy was treated for multiple injuries including “bone growing over muscle due to trauma and multiple bruises and other skin injuries.”
Elijah Marice Mills, 32, of Noblesville faces felony charges of neglect of a dependent causing catastrophic injuries and battery.
Taylor Renee Abrams, 25, of Noblesville faces a felony charge of neglect of a dependent causing catastrophic injuries and a misdemeanor charge of failure to make a report.