Sullivan woman arrested for neglect of a dependent and battery

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A Sullivan woman was arrested Monday after the Sullivan County Department of Child Services received allegations of battery against a child. The criminal investigation began on April 29, 2021.

The investigation revealed that Jennifer Ballard, age 30, of Sullivan, had allegedly battered a child under the age of 14 years old. This allegedly took place in Sullivan County.

After reviewing the investigation, Sullivan County Prosecutor Ann Mischler asked for a warrant to be issued for Ballard’s arrest.  A warrant was issued by Sullivan County Circuit Court on July 29, 2021, and Ballard was arrested on the active warrant on August 2, 2021, by Master Trooper Detective Angie Hahn.

She was taken into custody and transported to the Sullivan County Jail without incident.   

Ballard faces the following charges:

  • Neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, Felony 5
  • Domestic battery on a person less than 14 years old, Felony 6

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