A man has been arrested in connection to a child's death in Rush County.
The Rush County Sheriff's Department says Robert Scott Geise has been charged with four felonies including Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death (Level 1). Geise was held at the Rush County Jail on $100, 000 bond.
On September 21, deputies at Mays EMS responded to a call of an unresponsive four-year-old boy. The initial call to 911 stated that the boy had fallen off an outdoor playset.
Mays EMS transferred the child to Rush Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Following an investigation the Rush County Coroner concluded the cause of death to be homicide due to blunt force injuries to the head and abdomen.
The Rush County Sheriff's Department arrested Geise, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, on additional felonies of Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death (Level 3), and Aggravated Battery (Level 1 and 3).