Judge upholds suspect’s $500K bond in Hopkins Co. child abuse case

Judge upholds suspect’s $500K bond in Hopkins Co. child abuse case

EARLINGTON, Ky. (WFIE) - The man accused of assaulting two young boys in Hopkins County appeared in court Monday.

25-year-old Caleb Cobb appeared in front of a judge via video Monday morning.

Deputies tell us Cobb was watching the boys on Thursday at their home at the Quail Run Apartments in Earlington, Kentucky and their mother came home to find them hurt. Deputies tell us Cobb was taken into custody in connection with the investigation early Friday.

According to deputies, he was found hiding in a field off Farmers Crossing Road in White Plains. Deputies say he also had another outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Since 2015, Cobb has been booked into the Hopkins County Jail three other times. This time, the Hopkins County Jail says he is being held with a $500,000 in cash bond.

At Monday’s court appearance, the judge upheld the $500,000 bond, saying Cobb is a “danger to the public.”

The boys’ father, Brandon Burcham, told 14 News that the boys are about to get out of the hospital and come home.

However, Burcham said that his 2-year-old suffered a small brain bleed, and his youngest son suffered a major brain bleed, a broken jaw, and was on a breathing tube. Burcham said his youngest will likely have brain damage.

“It scares me. Cause you know, my kid could possibly not be able to walk right. He could possibly not be able to learn like other kids," Burcham said.

Despite the bad news, he said they’re feeling better.

“They’re good to go for the most part," Burcham said. "They’ll be able to go home and try to be regular kids, I guess, and try to hopefully, eventually put all of this behind them.”

The father told 14 news that his youngest will have to go to physical and occupational therapy once he leaves the hospital.

Cobb is set to be back in court for his arraignment hearing Friday morning.

Cobb makes first court appearance after assault arrest in Hopkins Co.

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