Woman arrested for assaulting toddler

Sheena Greathouse, 27, of Sweet Home, was arrested for third-degree assault. She is lodged at Linn County Jail.

Lebanon Police officers responded to the area of South Main and Walker Roads for a report of child abuse in progress at about 3:46 p.m. on Oct. 24, according to a news release.

According to multiple callers, a female adult had assaulted a small child before throwing him into the bushes.

Officers arrived shortly after the calls came in. The investigation confirmed Greathouse assaulted her 4-year-old son.

Officers took the 4-year-old into protective custody and Department of Human Services was called to assist.

The child sustained small scratches and a contusion to his head, and per protocol, was seen by medical professionals. He was released to DHS.

This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call LPD at 541-451-1751.