The Lewis County Prosecutor has filed upgraded felony charges regarding 34-year-old Marcus Mays of La Grange. Mays is now facing charges of Class B felony abuse or neglect of a child. Mays allegedly caused serious injury to a two-year-old by striking the child’s head numerous times with his hand.

Mays was apprehended August 17 in Quincy after authorities investigated a report of a child taken to Blessing Hospital with severe injuries. A search of Mays’ trailer in LaGrange also resulted in meth possession charges.

Mays was first taken to the Adams County Jail before being extradited to Lewis County. He remains in the Lewis County Jail on $500,000 cash-only bond.

Original Story Posted August 20:

A LaGrange man is in the Adams County Jail on child endangerment and meth related charges.

According to Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish, LaGrange Police learned Friday that a two year old child had been taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy with severe injuries.

An investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies resulted in the search of a residence in LaGrange. Items related to the endangering of a child and controlled substances were found in the residence. As a result, a warrant was issued for 34 year old Marcus Mays.Mays was taken into custody Friday in Quincy. He is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of methamphetamine. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only.

Mays remains in the Adams County Jail, pending extradition back to Lewis County.

The child remains in critical condition as the investigation continues.

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