MOUNT VERNON — Erica D. Colopy remains in the Knox County Jail this morning after her bond was set at $100,000 Thursday by Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster, who declined to offer a 10 percent provision for her release.
The 27-year-old Howard woman was arrested Tuesday after the Knox County Grand Jury indicted her on charges of involuntary manslaughter following the death of Donavon Poole, 4, on Oct 8, 2009, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus.
Poole’s injuries were inflicted on Oct. 6, 2009. The Mount Vernon Fire Department served as first responders.
Poole died as a result of cerebral injuries resulting from blunt force trauma to the head, according to Jan Gorniak, Franklin County coroner. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said Poole’s injuries were a result of “a fall down a flight of stairs in his home Oct. 6, 2009.”
Colopy is also charged with felonious assualt, a second-degree felony, and endangering children, a third-degree felony.
First-degree felonies are punishable with three to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Second-degree felony convictions can receive two to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Third-degree felonies can receive up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher declined to comment further on the case.