A Sedalia resident will appear in court this afternoon for a preliminary hearing. Jesse Marquess, 35, was charged with endangering the welfare of child and abuse or neglect of a child causing serious emotional or physical injury. A visit from the Division of Family Services uncovered burns, bruises, and abnormal swelling to the ears on his infant. The hearing will take place at 1:30 this afternoon in a Pettis County Circuit Courtroom in Sedalia.
According to online documents, the child’s mother, Tabitha Stark, 21, is also charged in the case.