Police Department

Woman Arrested for Child Abuse

Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050-3013
Public Information Office
Officer Tom Gentry
(816) 325-7258

News Release

For immediate release: May 9, 2014

Woman Arrested for Child Abuse

Deshelle DF Atkison, 31 years old, Independence, Missouri, was arrested this afternoon on a Jackson County warrant charging her with Child Abuse. The abuse led to the death of her six month old daughter.

The Jackson County Prosecutors Office will soon be sending out more details on the case.