attempted-murder-investigationA Plymouth mother was transported to the Bowen Center in Warsaw for an evaluation after she attempted to drown her child Thursday and could face charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent.

Plymouth Police were called to 1036 Ed Cook Boulevard Thursday afternoon about 3:30 after officer were dispatched to the area for an unknown situation.  

Officer Matt Emenhiser is the investigating officer.  When he arrived 65 year old Mary Nethercutt told him 26 year old Amanda Nethercutt tried to drown her 6 year child.  The child was blue in the face and Mary had several injuries to her face. 

Officer Emenhiser observed Amanda standing outside with a knife in her hand.  She didn’t respond to orders to drop the knife and was tased by the officer. 

Mary Nethercutt and the 6 year old juvenile were transported to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth for treatment.  Amanda Nethercutt was transported to the Plymouth Hospital for evaluation and later transported to the Bowen Center in Warsaw for further evaluation. 

Charges are pending in this case.  Officer Emenhiser indicated charges would be Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery and Neglect of a Dependent.  


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