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Couple charged with cruelty after toddler critically injured

Couple charged with cruelty after toddler critically injured
Posted: Feb 9, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office:
PRAIRIEVILLE---According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, detectives arrested a Prairieville couple for second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

On Thursday, February 8, detectives’ received information from a local hospital regarding a two-year-old male brought to the emergency room with severe bruising to his body and is currently listed in critical condition.

Detectives arrested the father, 27-year-old Lee Jude Barrient, and his current girlfriend, 19-year-old Rikki Dyson, both of Prairieville.

Through investigation, detectives learned that Barrient has a four-year-old child who also had similar bruising to the body.

“Both children are now in the custody of Department of Children and Family Services,” added Chief Deputy Webre.

Dyson also has a one-year-old child that was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

They were both charged with second-degree cruelty to juveniles and cruelty to juveniles and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where no bond has been set yet.
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