Father Faces Charges In Connection With Death Of Son

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  – Terre Haute Police have arrested the father of a child that died over the weekend.

According to court documents, Terre Haute Police were called to a home in the  3100 block of South 9 ½ Street around 5:00 am. Saturday morning.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where officers noticed bruises and lesions on many areas of the child’s body. The boy was taken to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis where he later died.

Police arrested 27 year old Brandon Pritcher . Court records indicate that Pritcher admitted to beating the child with a belt and hitting him in the head because the child allegedly was stealing money.

Pritcher said he sent the boy to his room, and the child started banging his head off of his bed. Pritcher said the boy later walked out of his room and collapsed.

Pritcher faces charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, domestic battery, and aggravated battery resulting in death.

He has another court date Tuesday (9/22/20).