Friday, August 24, 2012

Dad with self-confessed "anger issues" charged with battering 2-month-old son; baby has fractured skull (Muncie, Indiana)

The dad with "anger issues" is identified as PHILLIP M. ADKINS. There is no mention of a mother in the home. Was there one?

Baby seriously injured; father held

12:34 PM, Aug. 24, 2012

MUNCIE — A 2-month-old infant is in the intensive care unit of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and his father has been accused of inflicting his injuries, including a skull fracture.

Phillip M. Adkins, 22, 201 W. Memorial Drive, was arrested Thursday night on preliminary charges of battery and neglect of a dependent.

The baby was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on Wednesday night, and was later flown by medical helicopter to the Indianapolis facility.

The baby boy’s injuries are said to include a brain bleed and skull fracture. Police said physicians also found indications the child had previously suffered a broken arm and leg.

Adkins — who told police he has “anger issues” — allegedly acknowledged he likely caused some, but not all, of the baby’s injuries through rough handling.

He was being held without bond Friday in the Delaware County jail.