Hanover Couple Arrested for Battery on a Child

(Hanover, IN) – The parents of a five-month-old child were arrested following an Indiana State Police investigation into injuries the infant allegedly sustained while in their care.

The investigation began last month when ISP detectives responded to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville after the little girl was transported there from Hanover with suspicious injuries.

Troopers say the in initial investigation indicated that the child was allegedly in the custody of the mother, 24-year-old Makayla B. Turner, and the father 28-year-old Skyler Hoffman-Jenkins when the girl suffered the injuries.

After the investigation concluded, the case was presented to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office which resulted in warrants being issued for both parents on felony charges of Battery on a Child under the age of 14 with Bodily Injury and Neglect of a Dependent.

Both Turner and Hoffman-Jenkins were arrested without incident and taken to the Jefferson County Jail where they were awaiting their initial court appearances.

The Indiana Department of Child Services and Norton Children’s Hospital assisted in the investigation.