A Spickard woman added to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted last week turned herself into the authorities on January 10th.
The sheriff’s office reports 30-year-old Avery Elizabeth Mock has been charged with three felony counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on January 25th.
Court documents accuse Mock of acting in a manner that created a substantial risk to the life, body, and health of a child less than 17 years old by not seeking medical attention for the child for self-harming and excessive bruising on the child’s back.
A probable cause affidavit says Mock told a school teacher she did not know what to do as the child continued to self-harm. She also allegedly said the child wrecked his bicycle going down a hill and hit and scratched himself. Mock reportedly did not seek medical attention for the child after those incidents.
The probable cause affidavit says the child stated in a forensic interview that Mock pulled down his pants and spanked him with a belt.
Photos from Children’s Mercy Hospital showed bruising to the child’s lower back, which the hospital diagnosed as physical abuse. There was reportedly no medical attention sought for the injuries.
(Booking photo courtesy Trenton Police Department via Vinelink)