West Point man second person arrested following child’s death

Madeline Burdine
Daily Times Leader

A West Point woman was charged earlier this week with felony child abuse following the death of her six-month-old child and the child’s father was arrested in connection to the investigation on Friday.

The Daily Times Leader reported on Thursday that 28-year-old Courtney Fitzgerald had been arrested and charged with felony child abuse. The child’s father, 49-year-old Patrick Anthony Lippincott was booked into the Clay County jail at 4:17 p.m. Friday.

His bond has not been set and an arraignment is expected on Monday in Clay County Justice Court.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott confirmed there to be traces of methamphetamine in the infant’s system.

Fitzgerald is being held at the Clay County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to contact the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at 662-494-2896 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.