Posted: Jan 8, 2013 1:22 PM by MTN News
GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls daycare worker who was arrested on Monday after allegedly seriously injuring a 2-year old boy in his care is facing a charge of aggravated assault.
Jordan Stone, 27, is one of two adult workers at Chickadees Childcare on 4th Avenue North in Great Falls.
Court documents state that police officers were called to the daycare facility on Monday, January 7th, for a report of a 2-year old with a broken leg.
The initial report indicated that the child had been run over by another child who was riding a plastic tricycle.
Stone was the person supervising the child at the time; the other worker was in another area and did not witness the incident.
The child was taken to Benefis hospital where doctors discovered that his leg was broken. The child's tibia and fibula were fractured, and will likely require surgery.
An emergency physician indicated that the injury did not appear to be accidental trauma, and did not match the description given of the incident by Stone.
The court documents states that Stone repeated his initial claim, but then said that he caused the injury when he lifted the child up from a table and chair, and that the child's leg got caught in the chair.
Stone then changed his story again, claiming that he fell while carrying the child and that's when the leg broke.
Stone then admitted that he got angry at the child and pushed him down, causing the injury.
He said that it happened at around 10 a.m., and that 911 was called at around 10:30 a.m.
Prosecutors have requested that bond for Stone be set at $30,000. Stone has one misdemeanor conviction for theft.
We will update you as we learn more.