TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Criminal Abuse Arrest in Clay County
Date of News Release: 08/11/12
(Manchester, KY.) –- On Sunday, August 5, 2012, Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London, was notified that an 11 month-old male had been transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital by his parents after he began choking at the family's home in the Big Creek Community of Clay County. After an examination of the child, the medical staff determined that the child had a chemical burn on his abdomen and chemical irritation inside his lungs. Trooper Justin Oliver intitated an investigation which led to the arrest of the victim's parents, Sonny Gray, 44, of Big Creek, KY and Christina Collett, 36, of Big Creek, KY on the charges of Criminal Abuse, 2nd Degree. Both parties were lodged in the Clay County Detention Center. The victim was subsequently transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington where he remains in stable condition.