Sulphur Couple Arrested for Alleged Child Abuse After 4-Year-Old Boy Found Unresponsive

By Calcasieu Staff
Published April 18, 2024

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Sulphur, Louisiana – On April 17, around 1:00 p.m., deputies from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence on North Claiborne Street in Sulphur, Louisiana regarding a 4-year-old boy who was not responsive.

When detectives interviewed the father of the child, Scott A. Edwards, 26, and his girlfriend, Jenna E. Morgan, 24, who live together in Sulphur, they reportedly provided different explanations for the child’s injuries. Reports from CPSO indicated that none of their stories matched the severity of the injuries the boy had. Hospital staff noted that the boy’s injuries, such as multiple brain bleeds and bruises at different stages of healing, suggested ongoing abuse over a period of time.

Following a thorough investigation, detectives obtained a warrant from Judge Tony Fazzio on April 17 for the arrest of Edwards and Morgan. The two individuals were apprehended at a hospital out of town and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. They are facing charges of 2nd-degree cruelty to a juvenile and their bonds have been set at $750,000 each.

The young boy was taken to a nearby hospital and later transferred by helicopter to a hospital in another city because of the seriousness of his injuries. At the time this was published, the child was in intensive care in critical condition. The Department of Children and Family Services has taken custody of him.

The investigation is ongoing, with Detective Alexander Vincent from the CPSO Special Victims Unit leading the case.

Booking photos were not available to us at the time this was published.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.