Two weeks after an infant was recovered from a trash receptacle in the 2500 block of 6th street on July 7, a suspect is in custody for the incident.
The Lawrence Police Department have Marquis Jamall Young, 27, of Lawrence in custody. He is the child’s stepfather, and will be charged by the Douglas County Attorney with attempted first degree murder and child abuse.
Police do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident.
The infant remains in the care of the state and is receiving outpatient treatment for injuries.