Mesa County Couple Arrested for Child Abuse
KREX News Room
MESA COUNTY, Colo.- A Mesa County couple is arrested for child abuse.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Jessie Martinez, 30, is charged with two counts of Felony Child Abuse (a class 3 felony) and Child Abuse (a class 2 misdemeanor).
The victim's mother, Ashleigh Wallace, 28, is charged with Felony Child Abuse (a class 3 felony) and False Reporting to Authorities (a class 3 misdemeanor).
Martinez was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility for a parole violation unrelated to the child abuse investigation.
On Jan.13, deputies and investigators were summoned to St Mary's Hospital to investigate a suspected child abuse involving a 4-year-old boy.
The boy had a serious brain injury, a broken right arm, and bruising on several parts of his body.
He still remains in the hospital.