Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dad arrested for abusing 5-month-old; baby in "very serious condition" (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Dad STEVEN DARNELL MARTIN has been arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse-inflicting serious injury. The 5-month-old baby is said to be in "very serious condition."

Father arrested for abusing 5-month-old
Posted: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

A 22-year-old father was arrested and charged with abusing his 5-month-old child.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Steven Darnell Martin, who lives on Elmhurst Road, faces two counts of child abuse-inflicting serious injury. Martin is accused of hurting 5-month-old Sanai Taliya Martin. The baby is believed to be in very serious condition.

A neighbor told WCNC-TV that she saw several police cars at the house late Wednesday night. She also witnessed Medic carrying the child to an ambulance.

Martin was arrested early this morning. He's being held in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg jail on $150,000 bond.