A 22-year old Fort Riley soldier, Cyjay Echon, Junction City, has waived his preliminary hearing in Geary County District Court on charges of Child Abuse and Aggravated Battery involving an eight-month old infant victim. His arraignment in District Court is scheduled for Nov. 13.
Junction City police were contacted by Children’s Mercy Hospital in May concerning a three-month old infant who had been taken transported there from Geary Community Hospital. The JCPD confirmed an arrest warrant was sought and granted for the arrest of Echon, who was arrested by Kansas City, Missouri police.
The case is now in Geary County District Court.
Echon is also charged in District Court in a second case on Sept. 18 on suspicion of Stalking and Violation of a Protection Order. A status check hearing is scheduled Oct. 27 on those allegations.