The Edmond Sun

State News

April 1, 2013

Couple charged in burning, bruising of McAlester toddler

McALESTER — A McAlester couple faces felony child abuse and neglect charges after officials this week found burns and bruises on the body and head of their 2-year-old son.

Kyle Daniel Hoppe, 31, and Destiny Hope Kelley, 20, of McAlester, was charged March 27 in Pittsburg County District Court. Hoppe is charged with felony child abuse by injury and child neglect. Kelley is charged with felony enabling child abuse by injury and child neglect.

McAlester police responded Tuesday to call from McAlester Regional Health Center regarding a 2-year-old boy who was bruised, burned and beaten. He had injuries to his face, torso, legs and genitals, according to a police affidavit.

The young boy had burn marks of a “honeycomb” shape on his back and buttock, several bruises on his arms and legs and additional bruising on his body and face, according the police affidavit. Charges allege he also had injuries to his genitals, blood in his eyes, additional burns on his body and scalp, and two ribs that had been  previously broken, the affidavit states.

An emergency room nurse told police the case, “was one of the most severe she had seen,” the affidavit states. “Not in the fact that the injuries were life-threatening but the overall magnitude of the injuries.”

An emergency room doctor also told police “this was one of the more severe cases he had seen of injuries to a child,” the affidavit states.

When police observed the boy, he “was very subdued and was not interacting in a manner which ... would (be) expect(ed) from a toddler,” the affidavit states.

According to court records, the child had allegedly sustained some of his injuries two weeks prior to receiving medical attention.

If convicted, both Hoppe and Kelley are facing up to life in prison. They remained jailed at presstime and were unavailable for comment. Hoppe is jailed in lieu of $100,000 and Kelley’s bail is set at $25,000.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

1
Text Only
State News
  • UCO campus 3.jpg University of Central Oklahoma recognized as having friendly work environment

    The Chronicle of Higher Education named the University of Central Oklahoma as one of the “2014 Great Colleges to Work For.” Central is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list and one of only a handful of institutions in the nation given the distinction of being named to the Honor Roll for being cited most often among all the recognition categories.          
    Central joins Duke, Baylor and Notre Dame on the list of the 10 universities named to the large institution honor roll.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Oklahoma History Center Museum store sets summer sale dates

    Visit the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store for its summer sale July 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers will find bargain prices on many items throughout the store, including deep discounts on items such as Christmas décor, home goods and Oklahoma music.
    Sales at the Museum Store support the Oklahoma Historical Society. Additional discounts do not apply to sale-priced items. For more information, call the Museum Store at 522-5214.

    July 21, 2014

  • Canadian County Republicans schedule runoff debate

    The Canadian County Republican Party will present a candidate debate for Republican candidates facing a primary run-off election. Those races include state Senate District 22 (Mark Thomas vs. Stephanie Bice), state House District 43 (John Paul Jordan vs. Jonathan Clour) and County Commissioner District No. 1 (Marc Hader vs. Wesley Higgins).  
    The debate will be at 7 p.m. July 29 at the Church of Christ-South Yukon, 11700 N.W. 10th St. in Yukon.  
    Stephanie Bice, of Edmond, who is running for state Senate District 22, and Wesley Higgins, who is seeking the Canadian County Commissioner District No. 1, declined invitations to debate their opponents citing scheduling conflicts.  
    Senate District 22 includes a portion of Edmond and Deer Creek. The winner of the Aug. 26 runoff election in this race will be the next senator for the district.
    Candidates in attendance without an opponent to debate will have the opportunity to answer questions and to address the voters present. The public is invited.         

    July 21, 2014

  • g320258000000000000ef24ed7931b898ce9183515e340b9d6174c2d16a.jpg State: No plan yet for NORCE buildings

    A year from closing date, lawmaker wants study on who gets what

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Farm bill dam funding discussed

    July 21, 2014

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mike Kays COLUMN: Dirk’s deed was equally amazing in NBA world

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • World's Largest Garage Sale World's Largest Garage Sale was cool... real cool

    The verdict is in for this year’s version of The World Largest Garage Sale -- cool weather is good for business.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ryan by horse statue.jpg Good Samaritan who lost his leg ‘Keeps Moving Forward’

    He is an uncommon hero, this Good Samaritan who saved another man’s life and in doing so lost his left leg. Now his friends and family are reaching out to help him.
    While assisting a stranded motorist on Nov. 9, 2011, Edmond resident and Santa Fe High School graduate Tyler Ryan was hit and pinned against the back bumper of a car by an inattentive motorist on 15th Street in front of Crest Supermarket.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Experts: Ukraine airliner disaster has implications for U.S. security

    Use of surface-to-air missiles by extra-military personnel to shoot down civilian aircraft may be an emerging threat to the United States, a terrorism expert said.
    On Thursday, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam and was shot down over Ukraine near the Russian border. Nearly 300 innocent lives were taken — men, women, children, infants — who had nothing to do with the crisis in Ukraine, President Barack Obama said during a statement on the conflict in front of reporters at the White House.

    July 18, 2014