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Rutland couple arrested for severe neglect of young child

RUTLAND—A man and a woman are facing charges of domestic assault and exposure and abandonment of a child under 2 years old. On July 20, 2016, the Rutland City Police Department was notified of a possible shaken baby incident that had occurred at an earlier time in Rutland City. Through the investigation, it was learned that Amanda Bartlett, age 26 of Rutland and her boyfriend, Corey Yantz, age 22, also of Rutland, had exposed a 4-month-old infant, over the course of a two-month period, to repeated injuries. At the time of a medical check it was determined that the infant had broken ribs, and both legs had been broken two to three weeks prior to the examination. Both Bartlett and Yantz were picked up at their residence in a joint effort of Rutland City Police, Rutland Town Police and the state police, and brought to court. Bartlett was released that day and Yantz was held for lack of $10,000 bail but was released into his grandmother’s care on the next day.

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