NORTH MANCHESTER – A North Manchester woman was arrested Friday after a video showed her battering her 4-year-old son.
According to an Indiana State Police press release, a Wabash County detective started an investigation after the Wabash County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services notified the detective that a 4-year-old Wabash County boy had allegedly been battered by his mother.
During the investigation, a video was provided to the detective showing Savannah M. Baermann, 25, North Manchester, hitting her 4-year-old son repeatedly with the backside and open side of her hand. The reported incident occurred in late July at Baermann’s North Manchester residence.
The boy has since been placed into the care of his father, who does not live with Baermann.
Baermann was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony battery and booked into the Wabash County jail.
The investigation is ongoing.