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Posted on: September 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] CPR Performed on Unresponsive Infant, Now in Critical Condition. Two Suspects Arrested.

Date/Time of Offense: Sunday, September 18, 2022.


Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Intentional Child Abuse-Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury

                                     Felony Negligent Child Abuse-Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury


Location of Incident: Teeter Road, Mooresville.


Suspect(s): Adrian Rashaun Lyons, 25 Years Old

                    405 Teeter Road

                     Mooresville, North Carolina


                    Calinda Linelaine Steinseifer, 29 Years Old

                    405 Teeter Road

                    Mooresville, North Carolina


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to 405 Teeter Road, east of Mooresville, in reference to a call of CPR in progress on an infant. 


When the deputies arrived on the scene, they learned Iredell County EMS had transported the child to a local medical facility with CPR still being performed. The deputies then located and interviewed the child’s father, Adrian Lyons, who said he found the infant unresponsive and called 911. 


Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators arrived on scene and started an investigation to determine what had occurred to cause the child to be unresponsive.


Calinda Steinseifer was interviewed by investigators, and she told them she had been asleep when Lyons woke her up, saying they needed to go to the Emergency Room because something was wrong with the child. Adrian Lyons told the investigators he had fed the baby, then put her down to sleep. He then checked on her thirty minutes later and found her limp and unresponsive. 


When the investigators arrived at the hospital, they were briefed by the attending medical staff. They learned the infant had brain swelling, bleeding on the brain and hemorrhages. Medical staff described this as un-accidental brain trauma. The infant was airlifted to Levine’s Children’s Hospital for more advanced treatment.


After receiving this information, the investigators re-interviewed both Lyons and Steinseifer. Adrian Lyons admitted running into a door and striking the infant’s head two weeks ago. He went on to say the baby would not eat, was crying a lot and twitching. Calinda Steinseifer admitted to knowing about the incident but did not seek medical attention for the infant for fear of getting in trouble. 


Due to the circumstances and the condition of the infant detectives obtained felony arrest warrants for Lyons and Steinseifer. 


Adrian Lyons was charged with: Felony Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. Lyons appeared before Magistrate H. Callejas, who issued a No Bond on this charge due to Adrian Lyons currently being on Probation for a prior conviction of Felony Child Abuse in Davie County 2019.


Calinda Steinseifer was charged with: Felony Negligent Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. Steinseifer received a 150,000.00 dollar secured bond from Magistrate H. Callejas.


The Iredell County Department of Social Services was also notified as this is an ongoing investigation.  




 Adrian Rashaun Lyons, 25 Years Old

405 Teeter Road

Mooresville, North Carolina




Criminal history: Two Counts of Improper Equipment, Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Driving After Consuming While Under 21, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, Felony Neglect Child Abuse with Serious Bodily Injury.


Currently on Probation for Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Injury. 





 Calinda Linelaine Steinseifer, 29 Years Old

405 Teeter Road

Mooresville, North Carolina




Criminal history: Misdemeanor Assault, DWI Level 5, DWI Level 2, multiple driving-related charges.

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