The Corbin man accused of killing a toddler by punching him multiple times in the head was indicted by a Laurel County Grand Jury.

Clarence Mullins was charged with one count of murder for allegedly, “beating Bradden Collopy with his fist and thereby causing the death of Bradden Collopy.”

On May 22, an ambulance from Ambulance Inc. was dispatched to Corbin Manor Apartments in response to a call of a toddler who had stopped breathing. Neighbors reportedly gave the child CPR until the ambulance arrived and transported him to Baptist Regional Medical Center. From there, the child was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he died. An autopsy listed the cause of death as severe head trauma.

Police questioned Mullins about the incident. According to Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Charlie Loomis, Mullins initially told officers that the injuries occurred when the child fell out of his Pack and Play playpen.

During testimony in Laurel District Court, Loomis said one of the medical examiners told him for the fall to have caused such severe injuries, the playpen would have had to been at least 20 stories high.

“The medical examiner told me the trauma had been so severe, it hemorrhaged the optic nerve,” Loomis said previously.

Loomis said Mullins later changed his story, telling police he was carrying the child down the stairs at the apartment when he tripped and dropped him. However, police estimated the resulting fall would have been about 40 inches, which Loomis said did not match up with what the medical examiners found.

Following his arrest and after he was advised of his Miranda rights, Mullins reportedly agreed to speak with police, at which time he told them that he had become angry with the child and punched him several times in the head.

Mullins is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center without bond.

The Grand Jury also returned the following indictments:

• Kristen Wilson, 23, London, theft of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in an improper container

• Irvin Johnson, 21, London, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor

• Johnny Hensley, 26, Manchester, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor

• Charles Adams, 36, London, driving a motor vehicle while license is suspended/revoked for driving under the influence, failure to wear seat belt and failure to give signal

• Kendall Browning, 31, London, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to wear seat belt, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants

• Harold Dewayne Hubbard, 23, London, knowingly abusing and/or neglecting a vulnerable adult

• Micki R. Grubb, 33, London, driving a motor vehicle while license is suspended/revoked for driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, disregarding a traffic control device, and first-degree persistent felony offender

• Richard Humbert, 63, McKee, use of a minor in a sexual performance (four counts)

• Gregory Lee Woodlee, 32, Gray, first-degree sexual abuse (two counts) and second-degree persistent felony offender

• Bradley Hammons, 24, London, receiving stolen property valued at $300 or more

• Rachel Burkhart Jones, AKA Rachel Sizemore Jones, 47, East Bernstadt, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in marijuana of less than 8 ounces, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender

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