On October 6, 2016, Lebanon Police Department officers responded to an apartment on Pinetree Lane, along with Lebanon Fire medical personnel after receiving an E911 call regarding a 19-month-old female child who was not alert and appeared to be having a medical issue.
When officers arrived they spoke with the reporting party, Kayla L. Cassady, age 22, of Pinetree Lane in West Lebanon. Cassady told officers that she had been caring for the child when it appeared to suffer an unknown medical issue. The child was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for evaluation.
Officers continued to investigate the matter and ultimately learned that the child had sustained critical head injuries. During the investigation, officers gained enough information and evidence to arrest Cassady and charge her with First Degree Assault, a Class A Felony.
The investigation revealed that Cassady shook the female child causing serious bodily injury. The child subsequently underwent surgery for injuries sustained in the assault. At this point the child’s injuries are critical but not life threatening. Cassady is reported to be the girlfriend of the child’s biological father who was not present during the assault.
Cassady was held in lieu of $15,000 cash bail and is due to be arraigned today, October 7, in the afternoon at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court.