A resident of Carrollton is behind bars following the formal filing of charges on Tuesday, according to the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team. 32-year old Timothy Boothe is facing charges related to child neglect and abuse.
Boothe was present on May 30th when a seven-month old child sustained burns to 46% of his body, according to the probable cause statement. The child’s mother, Laneen Mason, is facing similar charges from the same incident.
Mason maintains that neither she nor Mr. Boothe turned on the hot water which burned the infant, and that the child manipulated the hot water himself. An investigation by law enforcement officers found this to be impossible based on a number of factors. According to the probable cause statement, Boothe told investigators that both he and Mason are both guilty of all charges.
Boothe is facing one count each of endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse.
The 32-year old is being held in the Ray County Jail awaiting a trial. His bond has been set at $50,000 cash only.