INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT.
Father charged for severely beating 2-month-old son
Man placed in jail under $35,000 bond
September 30, 2010 12:00 AM
Kinston police charged a 24-year-old father this week with severely beating his 2-month-old son in the face and breaking several of the infant’s bones.
Detectives with the Kinston Department of Public Safety began conducting an investigation into the causes of the child’s injuries after he arrived Monday and received treatment at Lenoir Memorial Hospital “for a broken collar and femur bone and facial bruises,” said Maj. Greg Thompson, of the Kinston Department of Public Safety.
After numerous interviews, the department charged Gooding, of 1305 Howard St., Tuesday with felony child abuse and felony assault inflicting serious bodily injuries, Thompson said.
Officers placed Gooding in the Lenoir County Jail under a $35,000 secured bond.
Medical officials immediately alerted officers with the Kinston Department of Public Safety of the possible child abuse and after investigators saw the child, paramedics transported him to Pitt County memorial Hospital. The infant remains at PCMH in stable condition, Thompson said.
Thompson said Gooding abused the child Monday afternoon at his home.