According to information available at the Clay County Courthouse, a warrant was issued from Clay Superior Court for Alan J. Scherb, 32, on enhanced felony charges Friday afternoon.
Judge Joseph Trout signed a warrant for charges of class B felony aggravated battery, two class C felony neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury and two class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred Wednesday.
The mother of the two children, Lacinda Taylor, 30, Brazil, was also taken into custody without incident Friday afternoon for her alleged involvement in the incident. A warrant was issued for Taylor out of Clay Superior Court after a case review by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.
Judge Blaine Akers signed a warrant for charges, including two counts of class D felony neglect of a dependent.
Although details are limited to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, Brazil City Police Chief Larry Pierce confirmed to The Brazil Times the investigation started because a babysitter took action on her concerns about the children's welfare.
Taylor allegedly dropped off her children at the babysitter's house around 6 p.m., Wednesday. The children allegedly told the babysitter one child was burned by an extremely hot spoon and the other was hit in the head by an aerosol can.
Although Scherb bonded out of jail for $700 (paying 10 percent of the original $7,000 cash bond) Thursday, he was taken into custody late Friday afternoon on a $50,000 cash bond with no 10 percent allowed.
Taylor has a $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed).
Jail officials confirmed to The Brazil Times both suspects will remain incarcerated through the weekend at the Clay County Justice Center pending further court proceedings to be scheduled next week.