Trial set for infant injury casePublished 9:51am Thursday, September 6, 2012
A trial date has been set for the man accused of severely injuring his 6-month-old daughter.
Jerry Schrode, 28, of 89 Township Road 1013, South Point, will stand trial Oct. 18 in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Schrode was arraigned last week and pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree felonious assault. The charges stem from accusations that Schrode severely shook and injured his baby, who was taken by ambulance to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., July 29 with bleeding behind the eye and in the retina. The child was later released from the hospital.
Schrode is being represented by attorney Mike Davenport. Bond was set in the case at $300,000 cash or surety.
Schrode faces eight years in prison if convicted.
In early August, a Boyd County, Ky., grand jury chose not to indict Schrode in the case of a 14-month-old Ashland, Ky., boy who died while in the man’s care in August 2011.
In other cases:
• Joshua Fout, 23, of 2260 Township Road 177, Willow Wood, was sentenced on a count of fourth-degree unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and third-degree tampering with evidence. Fout had previously pleaded guilty to the charges in August.
Judge Charles Cooper sentenced the man to one year in prison for the sex charge and three years in prison for the tampering charge, to be served concurrently for a total of three years in prison.
Fout must also register as a Tier I sex offender for 15 years.
• Brent Goody, 30, of 373 Township Road 297, Ironton, admitted a community control sanctions violation. Cooper sentenced Goody to eight months in prison with credit for time served.
• Amber Craft, 26, of 2448 County Road 56, Ironton, pleaded guilty to third-degree tampering with evidence, fifth-degree possession of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drugs. Counts of trafficking in drugs and attempted trafficking in drugs were dismissed as a part of the negotiated plea.
Cooper set sentencing for Sept. 19.